Religious Traditions of South Asia (ASNS2626)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x2500wd Essay (40%),Tutorial paper and presentation equivalent to 1000wds (25%), exam (30%), Tutorial participation (5%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 junior credit points from Asian Studies

Prohibitions

RLST2003

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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Cross-institutional study

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