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Religious Studies
Term : Spring 2023
Catalog Year : 2022-2023

REL 393 - Esoteric And Occult Religions


Description: This course examines the little known and often dismissed religious traditions known as "esoteric" or "occult." We will trace the origins of these forms of thought and practice back to their roots in the ancient near-East, as well as similar developments in India, and survey the major European and American figures and movements, especially from the late sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, when there was a flowering of interest in the esoteric. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Fall 2023

Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding

Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Critical Thinking

Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher