Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022


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RELI 607 001 (CRN: 25253)


Department: Religion
Instructor: Kripal, Jeffrey
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:50PM M (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Research
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 4
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 30
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 4
Enrollment data as of: 13-JUL-2024 9:03AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Description: After reading Prof. Kripal's Authors of the Impossible as a basic theoretical structure for the semester, this advanced archival research seminar will involve students engaging original historical documents contained in Rice University's archive on Paranormal Currents in American Culture toward the writing of a graduate or undergraduate thesis. Graduate students will be responsible for a much more extensive engagement with Whitley Strieber's corpus. They will be required to read examples of Stieber's nonfiction (particularly COMMUNION and THE AFTERLIFE REVOLUTION) and fiction, including WOLFEN, THE GRAYS, and THE HYBRIDS. Each of these books bears directly or indirectly on the content of the Anne and Whitley Strieber Collection. Cross-list: RELI 407. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 607 if student has credit for RELI 407.