Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
Objectives and Content:
The aim of the course is for the student to acquire and deepen their knowledge of selected aspects of Hinduism past and present. Special focus is on pilgrimage traditions, goddess traditions, Yoga, the social contexts and modern interpretations.
The student shall by the end of the course have gained the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:
- has thorough knowledge about regional and local plurality of Hindu traditions and textual foundation of Hindu traditions
- has detailed knowledge of the emergence of various ritual and theological traditions and Hinduism as a religious practice and a religious identity, and of modern interpretations
- has the ability to analyse academic texts and draw own conclusions
- has the ability to compose texts based on reasoning
- has experience with communicating information and theories, and to address problems concerning the topic as well as their solution in written and oral communication
- has the ability to communicate problems, analyses and conclusions within this field of knowledge
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
The student should have a sound knowledge of English since the course literature and the lectures are in English.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
If combined, the outcome of credits will be reduced with 15 ECTS credits.
Access to the Course
The course is open to students enrolled in the University of Bergen
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, normally 10 lectures of 2 hours.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
Written school exam of 6 hours (up to 3000 words)
A graded marking scale (A to F) is used. A is the top grade and F means Failed.
Full subject overlap with RELV324
There will also be assessment early in the following autumn semester.
The reading list runs to about 1000-1500 pages.
The reading list is published by June 1st. for the autumn semester and by December 1st. for the spring semester.
The course unit will be evaluated regularly.