E300 Astrological Heritage


E300 Astrological Heritage cc-E300
Certificate Courses
Price : 560 USDIn stock

Self-Study. Take up to 2 terms to complete. Lectures are all online.
After you purchase this course, you will receive a login to the course site within 2 business days.

Weekly Chat available on Fridays, 5:30PM - 6:30PM (1st chat will be on the 1st Friday after the term begins)

Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.

Instructor: Inga Thornell

Students will:

  • Examine how astrology originated in various cultures and what questions it sought to address
  • See how astrology became embedded in mainstream culture in these societies
  • Study the lineages in which different astrological theories developed
  • Examine the relationship between the history of science and religion, philosophy and mythology
  • Examine the changes in cosmology throughout history and how these changes affected society's attitudes.
  • Critique the intellectual shifts in religion and philosophy that led to the modern scientific and secular worldview, and the rejection of intuitive ways of knowing
  • Explore how changes in 20th century philosophy and science affected the arts and sciences, and how 21st century research is moving toward a more inclusive world view.

This course is required for the Certificate Diploma, although it can also be taken as an elective.

Required Materials for E300 Astrological Heritage through the Renaissance – Inga Thornell

Campion, Nicholas. 2009. A History of Western Astrology Volume I: The Ancient World. ($35.95 Amazon)
Campion, Nicholas. 2009. A History of Western Astrology Volume II: The Medieval and Modern Worlds. ($35.95 Amazon)

Link to required materials for all courses: https://www.keplercollege.org/index.php/required-books-for-courses

***New students or students who have not already paid the one-time enrollment fee, but have previously registered, will be required to pay the one-time enrollment fee***