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Dharma, Karma, and Living with the God/dess/es: Hindu Lives

RELI 205
Spring 2020 not offered
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations Minor, South Asia Studies, South Asia Studies Minor

Through fiction, autobiography, biography, art, a comic book, a city, and a village, this course explores some of the myriad understandings of what it is to be Hindu. In an effort to introduce students to Hindu culture and religion, a number of approaches shall engage the questions, What is Hindu dharma? and What is it to be Hindu? The class will also investigate the issue of "Hinduism," a term created in the 19th century to identify a Hindu "religion" rejected by many 21st-century Hindus. This issue expresses just one of many arising from the Indian experience of contact with the West. Overall, the course immerses students in the lives of Hindu individuals and communities so that we, as a class, can draw our conclusions about Hindu practices and meanings in different political, mythic, social, and cultural contexts.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(EDST)(GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SAST-MN)(SISP-Reli Conc)

Last Updated on SEP-28-2023
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