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PHIL 347 - Religion, Monsters, and Horror


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Examination of monsters as they appear in the world’s religions. Discussion of the nature of evil, the fear of death, and the experience of the uncanny. References include religious scriptures, folklore, and popular culture.

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 3432.
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. apply theory in religious studies to the interpretation of texts (written, audio, film, etc.);
  2. understand theoretical distinctions of Otherness and the effects of these on society and the individual;
  3. develop an understanding of different religious perspectives, especially as these relate to concepts of evil and sin;
  4. develop written and oral argumentation skills
  5. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply principles, ethodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  6. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  7. 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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