Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08

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REL 239 Hinduism: Texts and Tradition 4cr * (2007-08)

This course is designed as an introduction to the many different religious traditions of South Asia that we identify as "Hinduism." Although this course begins with the premise that there is no single Hinduism, it will nonetheless focus on how the diverse religious traditions of South Asia form an inter-related whole. Seeking both to clarify and complexify our understanding of what it means to be Hindu in the past as well as in the modern world, we will rely on a number of media, including classical primary texts, ethnographic accounts, films, archival data, and video and audio recordings to help us understand and appreciate the complexity of Hinduism.
Triad: Philosophy/Religion or Language/Global Issues