Religious Studies | Religions of Asia
R153 | 16342 | D. Haberman

Above class carries Culture Studies A credit
Above class carries COLL A & H distribution credit
Why does the god Ganesh have the head of an elephant?  Why did the
Buddha leave the luxury of the palace?  What did Confucius really
say?  What’s so good about a worthless tree?  Come find the answers
to these and many other questions.  This course is designed as an
introduction to the major religious traditions of Asia, with special
attention to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.  After
examining the historical context of each tradition we will explore
through primary texts the wide range of world views and the variety
of ways of being religious that comprise Asian religions.  No