REL 125   Asian Religions (3 Hours)

Asian Religions is a detailed examination of the rich and diverse religious traditions of India, Tibet, China and Japan. Students will explore the histories, mutual influences, beliefs, and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism, the Tibetan religions, and Shinto, emphasizing the characteristics they share, as well as those that differentiate them from each other and from Western religions. Primary and secondary texts, as well as the iconographic and artistic traditions of these religions, will be examined as appropriate.