The Council for Coptic Studies at the Claremont Graduate University School of Religion (SOR) works to create and nourish vibrant, enduring relationships between the Religion Department, the surrounding community, and the Coptic world.
The Zoroastrian religion is little known in the United States although it has been an important influence on the development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the West and Hinduism and Buddhism in the East. The School of Religion is committed to offering courses to provide graduates who will go on to teach religion at colleges and universities, a thorough grounding in Zoroastrian religious ideas and its relationships with the world’s religious traditions. With the guidance of our Zoroastrian Council we are seeking to bring knowledge of this ancient, yet modern religion to our students.
Taught by Professor Jenny Rose, the Department of Religion has a rich offering of courses in Zoroastrian Studies. Below is a sampling of courses that may be taken by students interested in an MA or a PhD with a focus in Zoroastrian studies.
Zoroastrian Cosmology, Eschatology, Ethics and Ritual
The Origins & Influence of the Zoroastrian Tradition