Religion 198. Experimental Courses
Introduction to Hinduism
This course is a thematic and conceptual exploration of the views, practices, and beliefs called Hinduism. Students will explore the Hindu worldview by reading contemporary novels, analyzing ancient sacred texts, reflecting on Indian philosophy, as well as encountering an array of Hindu religious expressions in literature, art, music, ritual practices, and social order. Sanskrit chanting, a yoga practicum and a visit to a local Hindu temple provide additional avenues for understanding and appreciating both the ideals and the realities of this major world religion. No Prerequisite.