Undergraduate Course: Hinduism 4 (ASST10035)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||One of the following topics will be available in any given year: (a) The Upanisads with their Vedic background; (b) The rise of Vaisnavism; (c) Saivism; (d) Worship of the goddess; (e) Epic and Puranic Hinduism; (f) the six systems of Hindu thought; (g) The bhakti movement.
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- form a mature and critical understanding of an aspect of pre-modern Hindu history, philosophy, literature through the writing of a supervised dissertation.
- analyse and evaluate a range of primary sources relating to a topic of their choice relating to an aspect of pre-modern Hinduism and provide a critical assessment of scholarly discussion.
- develop skills in critically assessing pre-modern Hindu culture which they can transfer to the study of other religions and areas of cultural history.
- communicate their awareness of an aspect of pre-modern Hinduism as a unique cultural endeavour which at the same time overlap with other religions and cultures.
- develop skills based on their independent writing project and attain levels of articulacy and coherence in discussion with the dissertation supervisor appropriate to the level of study.
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|Course organiser||Dr Peter Bisschop
Tel: (0131 6)50 4174