SRJC Course Outlines

9/20/2019 3:35:10 AMRELS 6.66 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RELS 6.66Title:  HISTORY OF SATAN  
Full Title:  History of Satan
Last Reviewed:11/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HUMAN10.66

Catalog Description:
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This course traces the development of the character Satan or "The Devil" from its beginnings in Biblical literature.  It will examine the evolution of the idea of Satan through  Jewish, Christian and Islamic texts, great literary works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, and contemporary film and comic strips.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course traces the development of the character Satan or "The Devil" from its beginnings in Biblical literature.  It will examine the evolution of the idea of Satan through  Jewish, Christian and Islamic texts, great literary works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, and contemporary film and comic strips.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2008
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2008
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2008
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2008Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2008Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
 
1.  Compare and contrast various images and concepts about Satan from different
     historical periods and sources.
2.  Identify the period and source for the depiction of "The Devil" in modern film,
    theatre literature and cartoons.
3.  Describe Satan's evolution as a character and the cultural contexts that shaped it.
4.  Analyze artistic and religious depictions of "The Devil" within historical, social
     and cultural contexts.
5.  Integrate ideas, patterns, and information from ancient literature, modern
     literature, painting, sculpture, film, drama, and comics.
6.  Demonstrate the etymology of the various names of "The Devil."
7.  Apply methods of analysis to depictions of Satan from the humanities, as well as
     social and behavioral sciences.

Topics and Scope
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1. Satan in the Hebrew Bible
2. Ahriman in Zoroastrian texts
3. The Devil/Demons/Satan in the New Testament
   a.  Gospels
   b.  Pauline literature
   c.  The Apocalypse
4. Post-Biblical Jewish and Christian depictions
5. Early Christian iconography of Satan
6. Iblis in the Qur'an
7. Medieval, Renaissance and Restoration literature such as:
   a.  Dante's Inferno
   b.  Milton's Paradise lost
   c.  Goethe's Faust
8. Selections from modern literature, film, theatre and comic strips including:
   a.  C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
   b.  Anne Rice's Memnoch the Devil
   c.  Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry
   d.  Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ
   e.  Archibald MacLeish's J.B.
   f.   Stephen Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
   g.  Anton Szandor's The Satanic Bible

Assignments:
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Assignments:
1.  Weekly reading assignments of between 20-50 pages
 2.  2-4 Objective exams
3.  1-3 Essay exams
 4.  A research paper of 5-7 pages
 5.  Optional field trips, in-class presentations, in-class exercises, and debates
6.  Discussions
 7.  Written homework (2-3 pages) such as personal reflection papers and/or
      critical interpretations on selected passages and pieces of art
8.  Final exam (objective, essay or a combination)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 60%
Reading reports, research paper and essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 25%
Analytical interpretations, class performances, in-class presentations, in-class exercises and debates
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, essay exams, text analysis
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Classroom participation, optional: oral presentations, reports on interviews, museum visits, or field trips.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Satan: A Biography. Kelly, Henry Ansgar. Cambridge, 2006 (Classic).
 
The Origin of Satan. Pagels, Elaine. Random House, 1995 (Classic).
 
Evil Incarnate: Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy and Satanic Abuse in History, by
Frankfurter, David Princeton University Press, 2006 (Classic).

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