(Offered as RELI 143 and ASLC 144.) This course explores central ideas and practices in the religious and intellectual traditions of India up until the medieval period. We consider the range of available archeological, art historical, and textual evidence for religion in this period, though the course focuses mostly on texts. We will read the classic religious and philosophical literature of the traditions we now call Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Fall semester. Professor M. Heim.
Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Research, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English