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

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
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.
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.
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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.
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.

Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsHinduT
Contacts
Course organiserDr Arkotong Longkumer
Tel: (0131 6)50 8781
Email: A.Longkumer@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: Kate.Munro@ed.ac.uk
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