RVI1040 - Religions of South Asia

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course is a study of religions originating in South Asia, with a focus on Buddhism. The course will provide students with a basic understanding of the teachings and practices of Buddhism, and the role of this religion as a connecting factor of several Asian cultures (India, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Burma, the Silk Routes etc). Past and present perspectives are represented. Hindu religions form a second focus, the course also offers an introduction to other religions important to the region, such as Jainism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity.


Learning outcome

According to the course curriculum, a candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome (defined as knowledge and skills)

Knowledge:
The candidate has attained
- broad, basic knowledge of Buddhism and Hinduism, past and present
- basic knowledge of Jainism, Sikhism, Islam and Christianity in India
- basic knowledge of the historical, social and cultural contexts of South Asian religions
- basic knowledge on South Asian history as characterized by religious plurality and interaction

Skills:
The candidate has acquired skills to
- account for and analyse (translated) sources
- account for and analyse relevant research literature
- discuss central research questions pertaining to the religions of South Asia

Learning methods and activities

The instruction consists of lectures. In order to sit the exam students must pass 5 learning controls during the semester (multiple-choice tests). The obligatory activity is only given in the semester the course is taught, but is valid for this and the subsequent semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory activity

Further on evaluation

The exam consists of an assignment (up to 6000 words).

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

None.

Course materials

The required reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFKRL212 15.0 2007-09-01
HFRVI112 15.0

Timetable

Detailed timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100

Submission
2017-12-12

Spring ORD Assignment 100/100

Submission
2018-05-14

  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.