Overview --> Learning Objectives
After attentively engaging with the materials presented in this course, you should be able to:
- (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.
- (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.
- (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.
- effectively communicate with peers while refining the skills listed in #1-3.
- appreciate both the emotional impact and intellectual fascination of Hindu culture.
- continue to investigate your own and other people's religion and culture throughout your life.
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