Course Outline - Hinduism & Buddhism

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Course Outline Part 1: Hinduism 1. Wednesday 9/1: Theme: General Features of Hinduism: the Vedic and Upanishadic Periods . First half: Powerpoint: Studying Hinduism: Different Views and Approaches . Read: K.K. Klostermaier, 2nd edition: Part I, chapters 2, 3 and 4, and Part II, chapter 13; or 3rd edition: Part I, chapters 1, 2 and 3, and Part II, chapter 12. Break Second half: Powerpoint Presentation Indian Religions 1 : Reading a Text of the Rig Veda, Klostermaier, 2nd edition p. 133; or 3rd edition, p. 103-104; Reader , p. 4-12. 2. Friday 9/3: Theme : Human Condition . Read: K.K. Klostermaier, 2nd edition, Part II, chapters 9 and 15, and Part III, chapters 21 and 23 (women); or 3rd edition: Part II, chapters 8 and 14, and Part III, chapters 20 and 22 (women). 1. Dialogue on the topics for the presentations and the papers. 2. Powerpoint Presentation Indian Religions 1 : Reading Texts of the Upanishads, Reader , p. 13-16. 3. Powerpoint Presentation Indian Religions 2 , part 1: On the position of the Brahmans and the Role of the Rituals. The Story of the Half-Golden Weasel. Break 4. Powerpoint Presentation, Indian Religions 2 , part 2: On the Caste System. 5. Powerpoint Presentation, Indian Religions 2 , part 3: The Bhakti Marga Reading texts of Bhakti poets, Reader , p. 38-39. 6. Powerpoint Presentation, Indian Religions 2 , part 4: The Position of Women. Reading texts of the Laws of Manu, Reader , p. 16-25. 3. Wednesday 9/8: Theme : God and Gods, one or many . 1
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Read: K.K. Klostermaier, 2nd edition: Part I, chapter 8, and Part II, chapters 16, 17 and 18; or 3rd edition: Part I, chapter 7 and Part II, chapters 15, 16 and 17. 1. Powerpoint Presentation, Indian Religions 3 , part 1: The Vedic Gods. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2011 for the course REL 131 taught by Professor Ghandara during the Spring '11 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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