RELI 212: Introduction to Religions of Asia

RELI 212-001: Religions of Asia
(Spring 2024)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Krug Hall 7

Section Information for Spring 2024

This course surveys religions of South and East Asia: Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. This course seeks to describe religious and philosophical perspectives that shape South and East Asian worldviews. Particularly this course addresses the historical development of Asian religions and philosophy with attention to the development of paths of salvation, religious and philosophical developments in metaphysics, cosmology, and epistemology, textual analyses of religious scripture, and religious conceptions of God, humanity, and nature within the context of Asian culture and society. This course will engage in the historical development of religious and philosophical themes in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Japanese traditions. 

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Focuses on the traditional religions from Asia, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confusianism from historical, comparative, and cross-cultural perspectives. May also include Jainism, Sihk, Shinto, native shamanism, and others as well as modern developments after European colonialism and these traditions' growth as global religions. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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