Undergraduate Course: Hindu Traditions: History, Power and Agency (REST10046)
|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||This 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.
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
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| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Arkotong Longkumer
Tel: (0131 6)50 8781
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900