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REL 200

Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

This course provides an introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism. We will explore Hindu traditions in classical and contemporary terms through scriptural texts of the Ancient and Classical Brahmanical or Vedic Tradition - most prominently the Upanisads and the Bhagavad Gita - the emergence of Pre-modern, and finally contemporary Hinduism. We will explore Buddhists traditions from the early development of Buddhist thought in South-Asia to the contemporary manifestations of Buddhism as a living tradition in Asia and beyond.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: LL







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Religious Studies

  • REL 100
    Introduction to Religious Studies
  • REL 101
    Introduction to World Religions
  • REL 200
    Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism
  • REL 205
    Introduction to Sikhism
  • REL 210
    Introduction to Chinese Religions
  • REL 215
    Introduction to Judaism
  • REL 220
    Introduction to Christianity
  • REL 225
    Introduction to Islam
    1 Religious Studies Generic Credit