Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

REL 104 - Studying Religion: India

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
What is “religion” and why should we study it? In what ways does religion influence individuals and societies, and how, in turn, is it shaped by them? This course, which serves as an introduction to  religious studies, addresses these and other questions through case studies drawn from the traditions that originated in India (Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism). Using a wide range of sources, we will explore multiple dimensions of religion, such as the narrative, philosophical, ritual, experiential, and social.

Prerequisite: First or second-year standing.
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: T. Dobe