Hinduism Course: Summer 2008 Hindu Studies Program at Rutgers University



The Summer Hindu Studies Program at Rutgers University for 2008 offers courses addressing different elements of and approaches to Hindu philosophy and culture. The program is open to visiting students and community members, as well as Rutgers students.

Following are the courses in Hinduism conducted in Summer 2008

  1. Hinduism Through its Arts, Legends, Mystics and Yogis - This course will explore some of the most prominent features of the universe of Hindu narratives in their myriad expressions, both traditional and modern, and how they inform their audiences about the Hindu view of life. (Duration: June 23, 2008 - August 1, 2008)
  2. Hinduism: Engagement with the Modern World - The course will consider some of the ways voices speaking from within the Hindu tradition have responded to issues of importance to modern sensitivities, ranging from Orientalism, gender and social equality, ecology, globalization, materialism and consumerism. ( July 7, 2008 - August 13, 2008)
  3. Hindu Philosophy - This course will overview some of the main schools of ancient Indian philosophy prior to the medieval period. The course will also include a reading of the Bhagavad Gita. ( June 23, 2008 - August 1, 2008)

More details about the course and information regarding registration can be found here.