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RELS350 - Hinduism

Course Details

Course Code: RELS350 Course ID: 3640 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces students to Hindu religious life with the primary focus being on the examination of some key concepts (such as dharma, samsara, atman, maya, moksha, artha, monism, and pantheism), along with an attempt to have a firm grasp of the meaning of religious ideas, symbols, and practices, as related to the participants. Course topics include the disciplines (yogas) of devotion (bhakti), action (karma), knowledge (jnana), ethics, and the major schools of thought.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1 Explain the development of Hinduism through its history.
CO2 Describe the major concepts and characteristics of Hinduism.
CO3 Explain the spiritual practices of Hinduism, especially yoga and its different styles and purposes.
CO4 Explain and examine the timeless human values promoted by Hinduism.
CO5 Define and understand the Epics, Bhagavadgita and Puranas.
CO6 Summarize understanding of different Gods and Goddesses.

NameGrade %
Forums 50.00 %
Week 1 Introduction 5.56 %
Week 1 Forum 5.56 %
Week 2 Forum 5.56 %
Week 3 Forum 5.56 %
Week 4 Forum 5.56 %
Week 5 Forum 5.56 %
Week 6 Forum 5.56 %
Week 7 Forum 5.56 %
Week 8 Forum 5.56 %
Assignments 25.00 %
Week 2: Current Issue Essay 12.50 %
Week 4: Thesis Statement and Outline 12.50 %
Week 8: Final Research Paper 25.00 %
Week 8: Final Research Paper 25.00 %
Book Title: A Survey of Hinduism: Third Edition- E-book available in the APUS Online Library.
Author: Klaus K. Klostermaier
Publication Info: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791470824
Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:A Survey of Hinduism: Third Edition- E-book available in the APUS Online Library.
ISBN:9780791470824
Publication Info:SUNY Press
Author:Klaus K. Klostermaier
Unit Cost:$32.50
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.