ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 002 Sikh Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will explore aspects of Sikh philosophy, religious experience, and ethics.

The course has several aims:

First, it will present a selective overview of Sikh ‘religious’ literature, providing students with a knowledge of the evolution of the Sikh interpretive traditions from the Guru period to the present day. Students will be encouraged to link their understanding of the various traditions to present-day problems of transmission and reception in global diasporas.

Second, it will look at the encounter of Sikhism with modernity through the work of key Sikh thinkers of the twentieth-century. Within the context of contemporary culture, we will analyze key themes from the traditions of Sikh philosophy (gurmat vichar) and traditions of Sikh meditational practice — such as nam simaran, path and kirtan — in order to bring about the development of cross-cultural perspectives.

Thirdly, students will be encouraged to develop original approaches to Sikh ethics and practice for the twenty-first century.

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
31503
Open
5
 
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
42157
Open
2
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
43081
Open
4
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
47825
Open
31
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
006 (LEC)
P
48643
Open
9
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (LAB)
 
48644
Open
10
 
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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