ANS 301R • History of Religions of Asia
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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.
Three Quizzes -30% Class Presentation-15% Two Essays-30% Final-25%