RS 180 - Religions of Asia

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines major religious traditions that developed in Asia (especially Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism) from their origins through their development in the modern period, including their current roles. The course familiarizes students with the beliefs, practices, and artifacts of these traditions. Attention is paid to sacred scriptures; historical developments; relations between the traditions; and the influence of these traditions in modern Asia and the world.