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Occultism and Modernity

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2413
Autumn 2019
50% Day
Göteborg
Period: 2 September 2019 - 4 November 2019
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
2 Closed GU-14864
Autumn 2019
50% Distance
Period: 2 September 2019 - 4 November 2019
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
2 Closed GU-14865
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course will focus on modern forms of Western esotericism from 18th century Freemasonry to esoteric New Religious Movements such as the modern Witchcraft movement (Wicca), Satanism and the New Age Movement. More specifically, the course will consider how esoteric practitioners responded to major changes in Western religion and spirituality due to the processes of modernity and secularization. By the end of the course, students will have been aquainted with the major theoretical approaches to the study of Western esotericism as well as several forms of modern esotericism.

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Course Syllabus

RT2413

Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Bachelor s degree or University studies equal to a Bachelor s degree, including an approved Bachelor thesis of at least 15 credits. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 502 SEK
First payment: 10 502 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Kristina Svensson kristina.svensson@lir.gu.se +46 31 786 4519

Department

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Lundgrensgatan 1B

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