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Literature of Mysticism

Course NumberENG 283W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. Explores literature about mysticism, both secular and religious. Begin an inner search for authenticity, personal integration and self-awareness. Provides a variety of possibilities for developing innate potentialities and for achieving altered states of consciousness through awareness exercises, meditation, chanting, fantasy journeys and journal writing. Credit may be earned in ENG 283W or LIT 283W but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.
  1. Interpret the meanings, both personal and thematic, of literary works.
  2. Summarize six books in the subject area.
  3. Discuss important ideas in the works read.
  4. Identify and describe the various literary forms, such as poetry, short story, novel.

Describe and explain mysticism.
  1. Define mysticism and its characteristics.
  2. Define important mystical terms.
  3. Identify and discuss important personages in the subject area, both literary and historical.
  4. Identify and discuss methods of achieving mystical experience.

Generate writing on a range of topics related to the subject area.
  1. Compose a significant amount of rough draft about the subject area.
  2. Compose and revise a significant amount of finished material, showing an ability to interpret the literature read.
  3. Write a significant amount of a final exam, showing a knowledge of the subject area.

Begin an inner search.
  1. Remember at least three dreams.
  2. Undertake at least two fantasy trips.
  3. Meditate for at least thirty minutes.
  4. Describe how these experiences might lead to authenticity, personal integration and self-awareness.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

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