Zoroastrian Studies Council: Sample Courses Offered

REL 324            Zoroastrian Cosmology, Eschatology, Ethics and Ritual

This course will be a textual exploration of the cosmology, eschatology, ethics and rituals of the Zoroastrian religion throughout its history in relationship to other developing religions with which Zoroastrianism has come into contact, including Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.

Instructor:  Dr. Jenny Rose

Course Offering, Fall 2004

REL 323           The Origins & Influence of the Zoroastrian Tradition

The course will examine the Indo-Iranian roots of the oldest prophetic religion, its main beliefs and practices, and its impact on other significant religions and philosophies from the Greeks to Nietzsche.  The course will be open to a maximum of 15 students.  Assessment will be through class participation in weekly seminars, and the presentation of two 10-15 page papers.

Instructor:  Dr. Jenny Rose

Dr. Rose completed her PhD in Iranian Studies at Columbia University and is the author of The Image of Zoroaster: The Persian Mage Through European Eyes as well as numerous Encyclopedia articles about Zoroastrianism.

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