Session: Fall 2012

CLSA:3340:0AAA (20E:140:AAA)    Magic in the Ancient World
0 of N/A enrolled    

Cancelled

Sem. Hrs:

3


Type: Lecture Section
Admin:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Admin Home:

CLSA:3340 ( 20E:140 )



General Catalog:

Ancient Greek and Roman writings on magic, including ancient spells and charms.

Description:

Have you ever had your fortune told or palm read?  Ever watched a scary movie with witches or demons?  What about using a spell to achieve a goal or heal your character in a game like Diablo or Fable?  Magic is a compelling and provocative concept, and not just as a carnival trick or campfire story.  Cultures all over the world, throughout history and even in our own century, tell the future through divination, drive out demons with incantations, and heal the sick and forlorn with herbs and special amulets.  This is your chance not only to learn about ancient magical practices, but to share your own perceptions about why magic continues to be such a pervasive concept.  In this course we will be exploring magical practices from ancient Persia, Egypt, Greece and Rome (and beyond!).  Some of the questions we will be asking in looking at these fascinating rituals are:  What exactly IS magic and how is it different from religion or science?  What did the ancients themselves say about magic and how much can we trust them?  Who were the people that practice magic and why?

Approved GE:
Students admitted for Summer 2011 and after:
  • Values Society Diversity
Students admitted before Summer 2011:
  • Humanities
Prerequisites:

None

Requirements:

completion of rhetoric requirement.

Corequisites:

None

Recommendations:

None

Restrictions:

None

Time and Location:
3:30P - 4:20P WF
Minimum Fee Hours:
3
Enrollments in this section for 0 - 3 will be charged as 3 semester hours
Course Fees:
None
Repeatable:

No

Grading Instructions:

Instructor has the option of using S-U grades for graduate level students

Instructors:
Adria Haluszka (Primary Instructor)
Textbooks and Materials:
The following textbook and material information is for planning purposes only and could be modified. Final textbook information will be available four weeks before the start of the semester. Please check then to finalize your textbook and material purchases:

Cross References
(i.e. Also offered as):
None
Co-Existing Sections
(i.e. Separate sections meeting in the same room):
None
Management Type:
DCE On Campus Crs (SC*)
Department:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Classics ( Website     |   General catalog   )
Interim Chair: Robert Ketterer

Address: 210 Jefferson Building  (JB)
 
Phone:
+1 (319)- 335 - 2323

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