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Eastern Religions is an introductory course, offering a foundation in religious literacy. The religious traditions encountered in this course are those that are alive today and involve the lives of a significant number of people worldwide – Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. The course is interdisciplinary in that it includes historical and social materials, literary and artistic expressions, and philosophical and theological insights of world religions. In a world that has become increasingly aware of its cultural diversity and richness, it is clear that one way to gain access to that diversity and richness is by exploring the religious consciousness and practice of a people.
Advisory: This is an upper-level religious studies course. Students should have knowledge equivalent to an introductory course in religious studies
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