Spring 2021

Religion in Ancient India

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-144  |  Religion, as RELI-143

Faculty

Maria R. Heim (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as RELI 143 and ASLC 144) This course explores central ideas and practices in the religious and intellectual traditions of India up until the medieval period. We consider the range of available archeological, art historical, and textual evidence for religion in this period, though the course focuses mostly on texts. We will read the classic religious and philosophical literature of the traditions we now call Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

Classes will meet in person on campus.  Remote students will either attend class sessions by videochat or will have access to audio recordings of class meetings.  All students, local and remote, will have access to pre-recorded video content.  Local and remote students may be asked to prepare brief presentations on assigned readings to be delivered either in person or by prerecorded video.

Spring semester. Professor M. Heim.

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English, Writing Intensive

Offerings

2020-21: Offered in Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019