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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
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GSFS 135 - Introduction to Religion: Devotion and Performance in South Asia

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU

How does devotional literature and performance interact with and become shaped by social and historical circumstances in different South Asian traditions? In this course students think comparatively about how South Asian Muslim, Sikh, and Hindu communities express devotion through literature and performance. We will learn to read, view, listen to, and critically engage with various genres of medieval and modern literature and performing and visual arts that express passionate devotion to diverse conceptions of the divine, as well as a range of emotions-fear, longing, liberation. We will be attentive to what is shared and distinct in articulations of devotion across traditions, periods, and regions.

Enrollment Limit: 35
Instructor: E. Bachrach

Cross List Information: Crosslisted with RELG 135

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