Units of Study

ASNS2626 - Religious Traditions of South Asia

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Allon

Description

This unit introduces themes in South Asian religions from the Indus Valley Civilisation onward. Attention is paid to the social and cultural contexts in which Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism emerged. Goddess traditions are discussed, as are concepts such as tantra, yoga and meditation, karma and rebirth and dharma. Texts such as Bhagavat Gita are also introduced. A focus will be on the implications of Classical India for an understanding of contemporary Asian cultures, particularly those of South and Southeast Asia.

Assessments

1x2500 word essay (40%), tutorial paper and presentation equivalent to 1000 words (25%), exam (30%), class participation (5%)

Classes

2x1 hour lectures and 1x1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook

Prohibitions

RLST2003

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Tute

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 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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