Religious Studies | Introduction to Hinduism
R255 | 12060 | Hamilton, A


The above course carries Arts & Humanities and Culture Studies A
distribution.

"Who is a Hindu?  What is a mantra?  Why are gods and goddesses
important? Where do Hindus go for pilgrimage?  In this introductory
course we aim to answer these and a plethora of other questions
about forms of Hinduism in South Asia.  The course objective is to
explore the historical development of Hinduism through important
sacred texts, to gain an understanding of beliefs and practices of
Hinduism as a lived experience, and to develop and enhance students'
reading, analytical and critical thinking skills. Course content is
presented through lectures, readings, films, photos and discussion."