"Elements of Religion"

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After attentively engaging with the materials presented in this course, you should be able to:

  1. (a) effectively answer basic questions, posed by a peer unfamiliar with Hindu traditions, regarding key terms, images, and primary sources related to Hindu religious life throughout Asia; and
    (b) locate reliable scholarly sources that address aspects of Hindu religious life you don't understand fully, and formulate questions to guide your reading of those sources.

  2. (a) precisely and accurately describe, again for a peer unfamiliar with Hindu traditions, the way that sources created by Hindus themselves feature the key terms and images referred to in #1(a); and
    (b) present a balanced selection of excerpts from those sources that supports your statements about them.

  3. (a) compare and contrast, for class members as well as peers outside the classroom, the different viewpoints and rituals of the Hindu traditions mentioned above; and
    (b) compare and contrast the Hindu traditions you study in class with those you observe directly at local worship sites.

  4. effectively communicate with peers while refining the skills listed in #1-3.

  5. appreciate both the emotional impact and intellectual fascination of Hindu culture.

  6. continue to investigate your own and other people's religion and culture throughout your life.

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