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Undergraduate Course: Hindu Traditions: History, Power and Agency (REST10046)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaReligious Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will explore popular Hindu traditions, and will investigate its diversity through history, power and agency. It will challenge the homogenised ┐world religions┐ model using anthropological methods in understanding religions, and highlight the significance of perspectives using ethnographic, textual, theoretical, and visual sources.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Religion 1A: Religion in the Contemporary World: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (REST08006) OR Lived Religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (REST08009)) AND ( Religion 1B: Religion in the Contemporary World: Indigenous Religions and the Religions of Asia (REST08005) OR Global Religions: South Asian, Indigenous and New Traditions (REST08010)) AND ( Religion 2A: Making Sense of Religion: Phenomenological, Historical and Cultural Approaches to the Study of Religion (REST08008) OR Religion in Culture: Theory, History and Interpretation (REST08011)) AND ( Religion 2B: Religion and Society: Social Scientific Approaches to the Study of Religions (REST08007) OR Religion in Society: Community, People and Mind (REST08012))
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students, without the necessary pre-requisites, may contact the Course Manager to request permission.
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  20
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 80 %, Practical Exam 20 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course, students should have:
1. An understanding of the contribution of anthropology to the study of religions in general, and the diversity of popular ┐Hindu┐ traditions in particular.
2. An ability to critically appraise the diversity of terms such as ┐Hinduism┐ in academic and popular understanding.
3. Engagement with the secondary sources and scholarly debates on the relevant issues.
4. An understanding of the importance of perspective in the study of religions.
Assessment Information
Seminar participation - 10%;
Seminar presentation - 10%
Two class essays of 2,500 words each worth 40% - 80% of overall course mark.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsHinduT
Contacts
Course organiserDr Arkotong Longkumer
Tel: (0131 6)50 8781
Email: A.Longkumer@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Paula Kruyff
Tel: (0131 6)5
Email: Paula.Kruyff@ed.ac.uk
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