ASST 104 Syllabus - RLST/ASST 104: Asian Mythology Fall...

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RLST/ASST 104: Asian Mythology Fall 2009 Rini B. Mehta Email: rbhttchr@illinois.edu , Office Hours: 1:00-2:50 (Thursdays), 2021 FLB Course website: http://compass.illinois.edu Teaching Assistants Gautam Basu Thakur gbasuth2@illinois.edu Sections: ADF, ADG, ADO Yueh-Mei Lin ylin8@illinois.edu Sections: ADH, ADL, ADR Manasi Mhasawade mmhasaw2@illinois.edu Sections: ADJ, ADM, ADP Reshmi Mukherjee rmukher2@illinois.edu Sections: ADI, ADK, ADN Joseph Swenson jswenson@illinois.edu Sections: ADA, ADB, ADQ Yu-shan You yyou2@illinois.edu Sections: ADE, ADE, ADV Steven Zusman zusman@illinois.edu Sections: ADC, ADT, ATU Lecture Session: AL1 TR 9:00-9:50am, Foelinger Auditorium This introductory course is primarily oriented toward developing a basic understanding of the form, content, and function of Asian mythology. The area under focus is India; secondary emphasis is on China and Japan. The following themes, among others, are discussed in the context of the mythologies of the above countries: (a) philosophical/religious myths related to the origin of the world, time, immortality, the origin of the human race, heaven and hell, life and death, gods, destiny, etc., (b) myths pertaining to the social system(s) and moral/ethical values. From time to time, lecture sessions will include presentation of slides and films illustrating relevant mythological concepts. Texts:
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