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Religious Traditions of South Asia - ASNS2626

Year - 2020

This unit introduces themes in South Asian religions from the Indus Valley Civilisation onward. Attention is paid to the social and cultural contexts in which Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism emerged. Goddess traditions are discussed, as are concepts such as tantra, yoga and meditation, karma and rebirth and dharma. Texts such as Bhagavat Gita are also introduced. A focus will be on the implications of Classical India for an understanding of contemporary Asian cultures, particularly those of South and Southeast Asia.

Classes
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x2500wd Essay (40%),Tutorial paper and presentation equivalent to 1000wds (25%), exam (30%), Tutorial participation (5%)

Pre-requisites

12 junior credit points from Table A

Prohibitions

RLST2003

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Asian Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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