End of the World

Winter Session 2024

Description

This course introduces students to the ways in which historic and contemporary religious communities interpret catastrophes and how religious worlds explain and provide humans with tools to cope with catastrophes and with making meaning out of suffering and death. Focus is on visions of the end of the world (apocalypticism, environmental destruction), interpreting the meaning of disasters (natural, human-induced), and personal and global annihilation (epidemics, nuclear destruction).

Prerequisites: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.

Class Notes

Asynchronous Online: Students log on daily at any time to the Chico State Portal Connection at www.csuchico.edu to access course content and for updates from faculty and/or review material.

Class Details

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Cootsona, Gregory S
Location

WWW ONLINE

Class Registration Information

Class #
1023
Course
RELS 357 -
SECT 101
Units
3
Fees
Amount per Unit
  • $302 / unit
Capacity
32/50
Class Meeting Dates

01/02/2024 - 01/19/2024

Days

TBA

Times
RELS 357 - SECT 101

End of the World

Class: 1023 Units: 3 Fees: $906.00

M-F 01/02/2024 - 01/19/2024 TBA

This course introduces students to the ways in which historic and contemporary religious communities interpret catastrophes and how religious worlds explain and provide humans with tools to cope with catastrophes and with making meaning out of suffering and death. Focus is on visions of the end of the world (apocalypticism, environmental destruction), interpreting the meaning of disasters (natural, human-induced), and personal and global annihilation (epidemics, nuclear destruction).

Prerequisites: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.

Class Notes

This course introduces students to the ways in which historic and contemporary religious communities interpret catastrophes and how religious worlds explain and provide humans with tools to cope with catastrophes and with making meaning out of suffering and death. Focus is on visions of the end of the world (apocalypticism, environmental destruction), interpreting the meaning of disasters (natural, human-induced), and personal and global annihilation (epidemics, nuclear destruction).

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Cootsona, Gregory S
Location
WWW ONLINE