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RELG 201 002 (Lecture)

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

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 04, 2021 to Apr 08, 2021)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 15, 2021


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 05, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00BuchananB313
Instructor: SCHNEIDER, THOMAS


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:6
Currently Registered:74
General Seats Remaining:6
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  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.

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