Global Philosophy of Religion

Course Number: INED 399

Course Description: A three-credit, interdisciplinary study abroad course in Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies. Counts as an upper level elective for the Philosophy major and minor, and for the minor in Religious Studies. The course has no prerequisites, and is open to all students. It will be taught at FLAME, in Pune, India, mixing SUNY students together with FLAME students. The course incorporates three guest lectures by an Indian philosopher, and field trips to the magnificent early medieval caves on Elephanta Island, an hour boat ride from Mumbai (Bombay), and to sacred gardens, a Sikh Gurdwara, and a hilltop Hindu temple complex in Pune. Topics: different concepts of the divine, eastern and western theories of “religious pluralism”, according to which all religions are in some sense the same (as well as critical responses to these), the basic religious thought and practices of two Indian religions (Hinduism, Sikhism), proselytism and religious conversion, and alleged evidence for reincarnation.

Instructor: Dr. Dale Tuggy- Philosophy Professor

Credits: 3 Undergraduate

Language of Instruction: English

Housing: Residence Halls and Hotels

Course Dates: December 28, 2012 - January 21, 2013

Eligible Participants: Undergraduate students in good academic standing

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Application Deadline: October 15, 2012

Course Fee Payment Deadline: November 1, 2012

Cost: Global Philosophy of Religion J-Term 2013 Budget

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