Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 313: Hinduism

RELI 313-001: Hinduism
(Spring 2017)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Nguyen Engineering Building 1109

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.



Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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