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

Spring 2010

ANS 301R • History of Religions of Asia

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30870 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
JGB 2.102
FREIBERGER

Course Description

This course offers a survey of the major religious traditions of Asia (Hinduism, Buddhism in South and East Asia, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto). It focuses on the historical development of their beliefs, practices, rituals, and customs in social context. The course will combine lectures with class discussions on readings.

Grading Policy

Attendance/participation 20% 2 quizzes 20% (10% each) 2 short essays 20% (10% each) Midterm exam 20% Final exam 20%

Texts

Theodore M. Ludwig, The Sacred Paths of the East, 3rd ed. The Mahabharata, retold by R.K. Narayan Zhuangzi: Basic Writings, translated by Burton Watson

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