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Introduction to History: Yoga: A Global History
HIST 167
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

Yoga as a philosophical, religious, and ascetic discipline has informed the thinking of major world-historical figures as wide ranging as Siddhartha Gautama ("Buddha" or "wise one"), the Mughal emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad ("Akbar" or "the great"), Mohandas K. Gandhi ("Mahatma" or "great soul"), and Apple Inc.-founder Steve Jobs. Though yoga is usually embraced as a timeless set of disciplines that inculcate spiritual and physical well-being, it has experienced dramatic change over the millennia. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the rich global history of yoga, to foster an understanding of and appreciation for the philosophical and psycho-somatic dimensions of yoga, as well as the political and cultural transformations that shaped and were shaped by yoga (and prominent yogis and yoginis)--in the Indian subcontinent and beyond.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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