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WLIT 315 Ancient Religious Writings

3 s.h.

This course explores the religious writings of the ancient world in a global context. The literary traditions surveyed include Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoisn, Judeo-Christianity, and Islam, which means that we will be reading from the Mahabharata, Writings of the Patriachs, Analects, Bible, and Koran. Emphasis will be on the historical and cultural contexts from which these religious writings emerge, as well as on interpreting, comparing, and contrasting them. Offered every three years. (LA, OW3)

Prerequisites: LITR 100 or LITR 150; and 6 s.h. 200-level courses in ALIT, ELIT, LITR or WLIT.

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