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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 of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
  2. Identify various literary genres.
  3. Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  4. Develop an understanding of what constitutes “mysticism.”

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.
  4. Explore and reflect upon mystical traditions through reflective and formal writing.

Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.
  1. Discuss works of mysticism from a variety of cultures and historical periods.
  2. Identify cross-cultural and culturally specific patterns in mystical expression.
  3. Explain the ways in which literary conventions impact mystical expression.

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