Introducing Hindu Doctrines: Art, Ritual, Semiotics, Psychology, and Contemplative Practice

Session: Fall
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: MON
Time: 9:40am - 12:30pm
Academic Year: 2022 - 2023
Approval Required: No

This online synchronous course will introduce Hinduism, the world’s third largest faith, and a five-thousand-year history through a multi-disciplinary lens focusing on Hindu theological doctrines in diverse aspects of sacred art, ritual, semiotics, and contemplative practice. As such, it will examine both the theory and practice of Hindu theological themes in the context of art, ethics, and psychology. These themes will be examined through readings, audio-visual presentations and visits to Hindu places of worship.

This course will use a lecture and discussion format. Requirements include reflections on readings, one short essay, and a final paper.

The course is appropriate for students in M.Div. and MASC programs. SKMS Thresholds: 3. Texts & Interpretation 6. Theologies in Culture & Context MFC: 3. Spiritual Development for Self and Others 7. Leads the faith into the future. (Maximum enrollment: 15. Auditors excluded.)