RELIGION 202 - Philosophy and Religion in Asia
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will introduce students to some of the major religious traditions of Asia that have existed from ancient times to the present. We shall consider representative material drawn especially from Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism, Taoism and Confucianism, Shinto, and various other religions. Readings will consist largely of primary materials translated into English. The main focus of the course will be to highlight the central ideas and to ask how these ideas contribute to their respective world-view and ethical outlook of these religious traditions. While also emphasizing major themes such as ritual, death, worship, violence, and the role of religion in modernity, the course will try to highlight the ways in which Asian ideas simultaneously adapt to and yet resist the currents of colonialism, globalization, and capitalism. ASIAN 220 will give you the tools to think critically about the diversity of religious traditions, ideas and practices that exist in Asia, and to consider the difficulties attendant to upon the study of religion in general and Asian religions in particular.

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RELIGION 202 - Philosophy and Religion in Asia
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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