010116 VU Introduction to Mesoamerican Religions (2019W)
- Registration is open from Mo 02.09.2019 10:00 to Su 03.11.2019 10:00
- Deregistration possible until Su 03.11.2019 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Schriftliche Prüfung: 13.12.2019, 11.30-13.00 Uhr, SR 1
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
The mode of assessment is listed in the section below. The language of instruction is English. Students are expected to engage in class discussion.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
The course assessment consists of a written exam (50%); a power-point presentation (30%); participation and class interaction (20%).
· Alfred, M. Tozzer, Landa's Relación de las cosas de Yucatán. A Translation. Peabody Museum, Cambridge MA, 1941.
· J.E.S. Thompson, Maya History and Religion. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1970.
· Tedlock, Dennis (trans.). Popol Vuh: the Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings. Revised Edition. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996).
· Miller, Mary; Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya. London: Thames and Hudson, 1993.
· Bernardino de Sahagun. Florentine Codex: General History of the Things of New Spain. University of Utah Press, 1970.
Additional readings are provided ad personam.