This course is a global historical introduction to various religious, secular, and philosophical speculations about questions that are common to human experience across different historical and cultural contexts. Recurring themes may include different visions of creation, the nature or reality, and understanding of immanence and tranacendence. Material will be drawn from traditional and non-traditional sources, as well as contemporary critical scholarship, from the beginning of recorded history until the year 1500. 05-09-2018-30-11-2018 Web Days to be Announced, Times to be Announced, Room to be Announced