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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2009

ANS 301R • History of Religions of Asia

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30397 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
PAR 204

Course Description

This course is a survey of the major religious traditions of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Islam. We will trace the development of these religions in Asia from origin to modern times and focus on conceptions of the divine, humanity's relationship with the divine, ritual, and myth. This course will also examine each of these religions in their cultural context and look at how they are related to broader social, economic, artistic, intellectual, and political movements. One of the primary goals of this course is to provide students with sufficient background to understand the historical roots of the current religious environment of Asia.

Grading Policy

Three Quizzes -30% Class Presentation-15% Two Essays-30% Final-25%




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