SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2019 8:33:14 AMRELS 6.66 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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 and analogs in the ancient Near East.  It will examine the evolution of the idea of Satan through Jewish, Christian and Islamic texts, influences from neighboring religions, as well as related literary works and social movements of the Medieval and Renaissance and modern periods.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course traces the development of the character Satan or "The Devil" from its beginnings in Biblical literature and analogs in the ancient Near East.  It will examine the evolution of the idea of Satan through Jewish, Christian and Islamic texts, influences from neighboring religions, as well as related literary works and social movements of the Medieval and Renaissance and modern periods.
(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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Analyze religious, literary, and artistic portraits of the Satan character in
     relation to their historical, geographical, social, and cultural contexts.
2.  Name the sources of the major evolutionary stages of Satan's development
     and list them in chronological order.
3.  Critique and evaluate explanatory appeals to the existence and activity of "The Devil."
 

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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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I.   Satan in the Hebrew Bible
II.  Ahriman in Zoroastrian texts
III. The Devil/Demons/Satan in the New Testament
    A. Gospels
    B. Pauline literature
    C. The Apocalypse
IV.  Post-Biblical Jewish and Christian depictions
V.   Early Christian iconography of Satan
VI.  Iblis in the Qur'an
VII. Medieval, Renaissance and Restoration literature, fiction and non-fiction such as:
    A. Dante's Inferno
    B. Milton's Paradise lost
    C. Goethe's Faust
    D. Kramer & Sprenger's Malleus Maleficarum
     E. Cotton Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World
VIII. 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
IX. Social movements and cultural concepts centering on Witchcraft, Satanic Conspiracies, and
     the pursuit of evil, and Satan as ruler of nature such as
    A. Blood Libels involving Jews and Christians
    B. Witch hunts such as in Salem, Mass, 1692
    C. The identification of Satan and demons with nature in Puritan thought and ecological
         critique
    D. Exorcism and Multiple Personality Disorder diagnosis and therapy
     E. The Satanic Panic of the 1980's and 1990's

Assignments:
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Assignments:
1. Weekly reading assignments of between 20-50 pages
2. Quizzes (3 - 9)
3. A research paper of 1500 to 2000 words
4. Optional field trips, in-class presentations, in-class exercises, and debates
5. Short essays of 500-1000 words, such as personal reflection papers,  
     critical interpretations on selected passages or works of art
6. Cumulative 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
30 - 60%
Research paper and essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
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
25 - 50%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Classroom participation, optional: oral presentations, reports on interviews, museum visits, or field trips


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Syllabus of Satan. Thompson, Eric. LAD. 2015
 
Satan in America: The Devil We Know. Poole, W. Scott. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2010 (classic)
 
Evil Incarnate: Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy and Satanic Abuse in History.
Frankfurter, David. Princeton University Press. 2008 (classic)
 
Satan: A Biography. Kelly, Henry Ansgar. Cambridge University Press. 2006 (classic)
The Origin of Satan. Pagels, Elaine. Random House. 1995 (classic)

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