Postgraduate Course: Hindu Traditions: Critical Investigations (REST11018)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
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| After successful completion of the course, students should have:
1. A critical 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 terms such as 'Hinduism', and assess the importance of perspective in the study of religions.
3. In depth engagement with primary and secondary sources from South Asia, and its relation to significant scholarly debates.
4. An ability to undertake independent research by devising a 3,000 word essay topic of interest.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Arkotong Longkumer
Tel: (0131 6)50 8781
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227