REL 202: Understanding Indian Religions

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Historical survey of the teachings and practices of the major religious traditions of India.

Placement in ENG 100, or consent of instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Identify the myths, histories, doctrines, and practices of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.
  • Identify each religion’s understanding of the human condition, ethics, knowledge, death, the afterlife, and conceptions of the divine.
  • Identify common themes within the religions studied.
  • Interpret primary sources (such as epics, devotional poetry, mystical instruction, myths, and hymns).
  • Examine the relationship between religion and culture/society.
  • Question and think critically.