Are you a PhD student thinking about life outside of academia? Do you want to explore alternative career ideas? On Saturday, May 7th, The University of Pennsylvania's Department of Religious Studies presents, "Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities & Social Sciences" from 3:00-5:30PM in the Cohen Hall Terrace room. This 3 paneled presentation will include two PhDs who have chosen a non-teaching career path in areas of curatorship, foundations, and consulting & writing: Curatorship: Dr. Catharine Allgor (The Huntington) & Dr. Beth Citron (The Rubin Museum) Foundations: Dr. Nadina Gardner (The National Endowment for the Humanities) & Dr. John Paul Christy (The American Council of Learned Societies) Consulting & Writing: Dr. Jason Wilson (The Guardian) & Dr. David Engel (Wells Fargo Advisors) RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions: 215-898-7453
RELS445 - THE BUDDHIST CONQUEST OF CENTRAL ASIA
This seminar explores mystical experience and philosophy through an inquiry into the Islamic movement called Sufism. The course examines Sufism from several directions: it surveys individual mystics and Sufi martyrs; studies the social organization of Sufi communal life and religious practice; explores the symbolism of mystical poetry; analyzes the ideas of prominent Sufi philosophers; and traces the development of Sufism in North Africa, West Asia and South Asia. The narrow goal of the course is to understand the spiritual dimensions of Islamic religious leadership and the variety of its manifestations in the intellectual life; social organizations, and regional diversification of the Islamic world. The wider goal is to gain an understanding of the nature of religious experience and the role of communal and individual dimensions of mysticism within this religious experience.
Section 401 - SEM
ELIAS, JAMAL J.
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 237
Section 050 - SEM