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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
THEO2200 Hindu Traditions to 1600 CE
20 creditsClass Size: 40
Module manager: Dr Mikel Burley
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2015/16
Pre-requisite qualificationsAny THEO module(s)
This module is mutually exclusive with
|THEO3305||Hindu Traditions to 1600 CE|
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module provides an introduction to the foundations and development of Hindu traditions (from 1500 BCE to 1600 CE) and will also consider the relationship of Hindu to other religious traditions in early India.Students will begin to develop skills in independent learning, discussion and group work on classical Hindu texts, concepts and social and ritual developments. This module will enable students to develop analytical and methodological approaches essential to the study of religion in particular and other social sciences and humanities subject areas more broadly.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students will understand the foundations and developments of Hindu traditions (1500 BCE to 1600 CE); they will have considered the relationship of Hindu to other religious traditions in early India; they will have gained skills in independent learning, discussion and group work on classical Hindu texts, concepts and social and ritual developments; they will have been encouraged to consider, and prepare for, advanced study on Hinduism at Master's level.
This module will enable students to develop analytical and methodological approaches essential to the study of religion in particular and other social sciences and humanities subject areas more broadly.
- Introduction to Harappan and Aryan religion and society and to Vedic texts (particularly Rig Veda and early Upanishads).
- Thematic study of Bhagavad Gita or Ramayana (dharma, yoga, karma, bhakti).
- Historical investigation of early Hindu social identities, ritual responsibilities, cultic developments and philosophical movements to 1600 CE.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||178.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study178 hours - Seminar preparation; essay preparation; revision; course reading.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Observation of student participation in seminar discussions
- Checking of the notes that students have made in preparation for seminars.
Although the students' essay will not be due until the end of the semester, they will be permitted to submit a plan or draft mid-way through the semester, and to discuss this with the module leader; this will enable the module leader, as well as the students themselves, to become aware of strengths or weaknesses in students' learning.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Exam with advance information on questions||2 hr||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
The proposal is to change the exam from unseen to seen. Students will be given the exam questions in Week 8, and will sit the exam at the end of the semester
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 14/01/2016
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