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PHIL 344 - Mysticism


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Survey of mystical and religious experiences and mystical texts and traditions in world religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: PHIL 3404.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. describe a variety of approaches to mystical experience across the world’s major religions;
  2. understand and apply methods in research from religious studies to various phenomena related to mystical experience;
  3. develop strong arguments, both written and oral, relating to understanding the contents of mystical and religious experience;
  4. appreciate the differences and similarities that exist across various religious traditions;
  5. empathize with others through an understanding of a phenomenological approach to experience.
  6. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  7. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  8. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.


UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.



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