HIS 2417: Religious Traditions of Asia (2022-2023)

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This course will investigate major religious traditions of Asia including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism and Shintoism from an historical and doctrinal standpoint. Students will be introduced to the major thinkers and philosophical/theological developments of each tradition. Primary texts will be used to introduce students to how the tradition defines and understands itself. Through specific course requirements including site visitations, students will gain exposure to the practices and doctrines of each faith studied while considering the cultural context and current trends of the tradition. Students will be asked to apply the practical knowledge gained during the course toward informed dialogue and sensitive but critical engagement with the non-Christian traditions studied.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Autumn 1046 5 Diana Keuss
Final: F
3:00PM-5:00 PM
3:00PM-5:00 PM
Demaray Hall 355
Demaray Hall 355
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Equivalent: ASIA 2417
Crosslisted with: ASIA 2417 CRN: 1044
Attributes: Cultural Understand&Engagement, WK Social Sciences
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term