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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

REL 30600 - Hinduism

An exploration of the central components of the wider Hindu worldview through a thematic and historical study of the tradition’s major texts, myths, beliefs, rituals, institutions, and forms of religious and philosophical expression from the Vedic period to the present. Special attention will be given to understanding the wider implications of foundational religious concepts such as dharma and caste. Atman and Brahman, karma and samsara, avatara and divine descent, rebirth and liberation, as well as the role of women within and across Hindu traditions.

Cr. 3.
Approved by Arts & Sciences for the Cultural Studies (Non-Western Tradition) requirement.