ANS 301R • History of Religions of Asia
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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.
Attendance/participation 20% 2 quizzes 20% (10% each) 2 short essays 20% (10% each) Midterm exam 20% Final exam 20%
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