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Section Information for Spring 2017
Hinduism can be understood as a comprehensive body of many distinct yet interrelated religious traditions. This course will examine the thematic and historical development of Hinduism, the classical foundations of Hindu theistic traditions and the medieval developments of sainthood and vernacular literature. We will also explore the revivals and reinventions of Hinduism in post-colonial India as well as the global understanding of Hinduism in the context of yoga and in diaspora religious communities and practices.
FULFILLS THE MASON CORE GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING REQUIREMENT
Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.
Introduces Hindu religion and thought, beliefs, rituals, ethics and religious practices. Emphasis on classical Hinduism, but also covers Hinduism and modernity, modern Hindu movements, and Hinduism as a global religion.
Satisfies General Education requirement for global understanding.
Fulfills the college requirement in non-Western culture.