Asian Studies Major/Minor Course • Asian Studies Graduate Certificate
Religious Studies

Course Credits: 3
Asian Studies Major/Minor Course
Asian Studies Graduate Certificate


Semester(s) Offered

  • Fall 2021 - In person
  • Fall 2020
  • Fall 2019
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2018
  • Fall 2016
  • Spring 2015
  • Fall 2013
  • Fall 2012

Catalog Description

Addresses yoga, religious asceticism and practices of magic in Hinduism from ancient India up to the modern period. Gives an overview of the variety of traditions in Hinduism, focusing on how spiritual practices affect social roles. Looks at how spritual practices approach happiness and social change, from ancient India’s secret Upanisads through medieval mystic poets like Mirabai, through Gandhi in the 20th century, focusing on figures using mystical experience to overturn social and political powers.


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