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REL 202: Understanding Indian Religions (3 credits)

Course Description

Historical survey of the teachings and practices of the major religious traditions of India. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Placement in ENG 100, or consent of instructor.

Recommended Preparation: REL 150 or 151.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the myths, histories, doctrines, and practices of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.
  • Identify each religion's understanding of the human condition, ethics, knowledge, death, the afterlife, and conceptions of the divine.
  • Identify common themes within the religions studied.
  • Interpret primary sources (such as epics, devotional poetry, mystical instruction, myths, and hymns).
  • Examine the relationship between religion and culture/society.
  • Question and think critically.

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