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Hindu Lives

RELI 205
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations, South Asian Studies

Through fiction, autobiography, biography, art, a comic book, a city, and a village, this course explores some of the myriad understandings of what it is to be Hindu. In an effort to introduce students to Hindu culture and religion, a number of approaches shall engage the questions, What is Hindu dharma? and What is it to be Hindu? The class will also investigate the issue of "Hinduism," a term created in the 19th century to identify a Hindu "religion" rejected by many 21st-century Hindus. This issue expresses just one of many arising from the Indian experience of contact with the West. Overall, the course immerses students in the lives of Hindu individuals and communities so that we, as a class, can draw our conclusions about Hindu practices and meanings in different political, mythic, social, and cultural contexts.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Writing
The requires three papers that will allow for improvement of writing ability.
It also provides opportunities to learn tools that aid students' understandings of unfamiliar cultures.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on SEP-23-2017
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