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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 290 - NCH Dharma Traditions: Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Sikh

(Non-Western Cultural Heritage Core Course)
This course is an introduction to and overview of the four major religions, or dharma traditions, that originated in the Indian subcontinent: Vedic dharma (popularly known as Hinduism), Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The course will examine the distinctive beliefs and practices of each tradition, while also emphasizing the common features, historical interactions, and close interconnections–both social and theological–among all four. Students who have received credit for either REL 291 OR REL 292 will receive 2.00 credits for the completion of this course. Students who have received credit for REL 291 AND REL 292 may not enroll in this course.