An exploration of the beliefs, ethics, everyday and ceremonial practices, philosophies, mythologies, and movements that are part of the aggregately-named religion of Hinduism. One course.

Introduction to Religious Studies

Introduction to leading themes and concepts in the study of religions from the ancient world to the present. Course is divided into two parts: (1) what is religion? and (2) how is religion studied? A variety of religious traditions are examined as well as various theories and definitions of religion. Includes exploration of key ways in which different religions understand such social problems as violence and ideological conflict. One course.