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RELG 201 Near Eastern and Biblical Mythology

An introduction to the world of Near Eastern mythology, from the Gilgamesh Epic to the Book of Genesis and beyond.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
BlockedRELG 201 001Lecture1 Tue Thu12:3014:00

RELG 201 and RELG 203 REPLACE RELG 202

If the course is full or blocked, please register in the Wait List. People on the wait list will be added to the main course in order of registration as spaces open up.

This course focuses on the related corpora of biblical and ancient Near Eastern mythologies, particularly literature from ancient Iraq, Syria, and Israel. We will explore how these texts both reveal and conceal aspects of their cultures and consider the ways in which media (i.e., the material that scribes used) and context (e.g., literary, religious, archaeological, etc.) contribute to our understanding of them. While our main focus will be on what these texts meant to their ancient audiences, we will also reflect on their continued influence in the modern world.

RELG 201 002Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00

RELG 201 and RELG 203 REPLACE RELG 202

If the course is full or blocked, please register in the Wait List. People on the wait list will be added to the main course in order of registration as spaces open up.

This course focuses on the related corpora of biblical and ancient Near Eastern mythologies, particularly literature from ancient Iraq, Syria, and Israel. We will explore how these texts both reveal and conceal aspects of their cultures and consider the ways in which media (i.e., the material that scribes used) and context (e.g., literary, religious, archaeological, etc.) contribute to our understanding of them. While our main focus will be on what these texts meant to their ancient audiences, we will also reflect on their continued influence in the modern world.

RELG 201 WL1Waiting List1 Tue Thu12:3014:00

Wait List for RELG 201-001. Students will be moved from the Wait List into the main course on a first come first served basis as spots open up.

RELG 201 WL2Waiting List2 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00

Wait List for RELG 201-002. Students will be moved from the Wait List into the main course on a first come first served basis as spots open up.