Undergraduate Course: Diversity and Dissent in Indian Religious Traditions 3/4 (REST10005)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An examination of problems and ambiguities associated with the category "Hindu" in relation to various kinds of diversity and dissent in Indian religious traditions and modern attempts to reform and homogenise around an entity called "Hinduism".
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 1) An understanding of various kinds of diversity and dissent within 'Hindu' traditions, and the differing ways these are articulated.
2) Engagement with the secondary sources and scholarly debates on the relevant issues.
3) An ability to critically appraise the use of terms such as 'Hinduism' and 'Hindutva' in academic and popular understanding.
4) An ability to analyse 'Western' influences on modern understandings of 'Hinduism'.
5) A demonstrable ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
6) Demonstrable good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jeanne Openshaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 8918
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900