Session: Fall 2012

CLSA:2482:0001 (20E:082:001)    Ancient Mediterranean Religions
30 of 30 enrolled    

Completed

Sem. Hrs:

3

Admin:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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General Catalog:

Introduction to major religious traditions of ancient Mediterranean world; Mesopotamia, the Levant (Hebrew Bible), Egypt, Greece, and Rome; central aspects of mythology, ritual, and archaeology, individually and in comparative perspective; ancient Judaism and Christianity considered in their various cultural contexts; basic concepts for understanding cultural exchange; fundamental theories in the study of religion.

Description:

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the ancient Mediterranean world, from Mesopotamia, the Levant (Hebrew Bible), Egypt, Greece, and Rome.  We will explore central aspects of their mythology, ritual, and archaeology, both individually and in comparative perspective.  Ancient Judaism and Christianity will also be considered in their various cultural contexts.  Students will learn basic concepts for understanding cultural exchange, as well as fundamental theories in the study of religion.  Several short wirtten assignments will be based on the analysis of ancient religious texts in English translation.

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

None

Requirements:

None

Corequisites:

None

Recommendations:

None

Restrictions:

None

Time and Location:
1:30P - 2:20P MWF 51 SH
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:

None

Instructors:
Paul Dilley (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):
032:082:0001 (RELS:2182:0001)
Co-Existing Sections
(i.e. Separate sections meeting in the same room):
None
Department:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Classics ( Website     |   General catalog   )
Interim Chair: Robert Ketterer

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