Hinduism

Department of Theology and Religion, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

College of Arts and Law

Details

Code 25113

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites None

Module description

Starting with a brief historical and geographical background to Hinduism, the module will focus on key concepts, values, religious practices, selective texts, devotional, philosophical and modern movements within the tradition. It will also look at Hinduism in diaspora. By the end of the module the student should be able to: Demonstrate awareness of varied forms of Hinduism; Discuss beliefs and practices and the relationship between the two; Explain the significance of myth, images and symbols and religious language; Discuss the role and function of Hindu sacred texts.

Teaching and learning methods

The course will be delivered principally through interactive lectures.