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DR2596: MYSTICISM (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course will offer a systematic survey of varying definitions of mysticism, of the varieties of mysticism from ancient times to modern, of the philosophical issues raised by the subject, and of the differing approaches to the study from the fields of sociology, anthropology, psychology, and drugs.

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Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Katie Cross

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR1096 Mysticism (Studied)
  • DR1097 Mysticism (Studied)
  • DR1596 Mysticism (Studied)
  • DR1597 Mysticism (Studied)
  • DR2096 Mysticism (Studied)
  • DR2097 Mysticism (Studied)
  • DR2597 Mysticism (Studied)

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Course Description

A rigorous study of the main questions in the study of mysticism:   how widespread is mysticism, is mysticism all of one kind, what is the origin of mysticism, what is the function of mysticism, and is mysticism true?  

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (50%), One essay of 2500 words (50%)

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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