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All Course Information - Spring 2024
REL2315 RELIGIONS OF ASIA
(In State) 320.31
(Out of State) 1148.70
This course is an introductory survey of the religions of Asia, both premodern and modern - Indian Religions (including Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism); Chinese Religions (including Confucianism and Daoism); Buddhism; Shinto; Asian folk Religions; Asian New Religions; and/or Western colonial religions in Asia. It draws from textual, archaeological, art-historical and artistic, anthropological, and digital sources to examine the histories, doctrines, and practices of Asian religious cultures. This course also explores themes shared across premodern and modern Asian religions. Finally, it highlights the role religion has played in forming, maintaining, and changing the social, economic, and political structures of Asia.
No sections for this course offered in the current term.