Undergraduate Course: Religions of South Asia (REST08013)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Religions of South Asia explores the religious history of the Indian subcontinent, including Vedic, Brahmanical and Classical Hinduism, and the origins and development of Buddhist and Jain traditions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||End of course 2-hour examination: 60%.
Essay of 2000 words, to be submitted in week 7 (to enable formative feedback that will aid preparation for the exam): 25%.
Seminar preparation and participation (which will include student presentations and prior posting of comments on the course weblog): 15%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| By the end of this course students should be able to:
- outline the history and main features of religions of South Asian origin;
- identify and assess points of intersection, influence and dialogue between the different traditions;
- confidently analyse textual and historical sources for the study of early South Asian religions;
- demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
- demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Naomi Appleton
Tel: (0131 6)50 8976
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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