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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Fall 2007

R S 312 • Introduction to Hinduism

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45531 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
RAS 215
Harris, A

Course Description

This class will introduce students to the Hindu religion. The primary goal will be to gain an overview of Hinduism, including its diversity through time and across geographic regions. The student will become familiar with the beliefs, practices, and literature of Hinduism. No prior knowledge of Hinduism or religious studies is required or assumed. This course is designed for freshmen and sophomore level students.

Grading Policy

2 quizes 20% Midterm 25% Final 25% Final Project 20% Attendance 10%

Texts

Gavin Flood: Introduction to Hinduism Diana Eck, Darsan: Seeing the divine image in India R.K.Narayan: The Mahabharata Anantha Murthy: Samskara David Haberman: Journey through the Twelve Forests: an Encounter with Krishna

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