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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
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

  • Trace Hinduism’s development through its history.
  • Define the major characteristics of Hinduism.
  • Define the spiritual practices of Hinduism, especially yoga and its different styles and purposes
  • Define and examine the timeless human values promoted by Hinduism.
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 #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
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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 #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.