Certificate in Jain and India Studies | Jain Studies

Certificate in Jain and India Studies

Undergraduate Courses

PHIL 3620 - Hinduism I: From the Vedas to the Gita
3 hours. An examination of South Asian philosophical and religious thought from earliest period in Indian history of the Indus Valley civilization to the religion of the Vedas, through the Upanishads, and classical period in Indian thought including the development of Buddhism and Jainism.

PHIL 3625 - Hinduism II: From the Gita to Gandhi
3 hours. An examination of Medieval to Contemporary South Asian philosophy and religion from Puranic Hinduism, the influence of Islam upon Indian thought, the development of medieval devotional Hinduism, and the origin of the Sikh religion. Explores contemporary Indian philosophy as expressed in the thought of such figures as S. Radhakrishnan, Sri Aurobindo, Tagore, and most particularly Gandhi.

PHIL 3630 - Jainism
3 hours. An examination of one of the world's oldest religious and philosophical traditions from the 6th century BCE to its influence on contemporary figures, including Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama. Topics include pacifism and non-violence, self-control, non-materialism, compassion, meditation, and the relationship of the self to divine consciousness.

PHIL 3635 - Bollywood
3 hours. Examination of Indian culture as manifested in the Hindi language film industry known as "Bollywood." Topics include South Asian religions, epics and classical drama, devotional songs, Hindi-Urdu poetry, poverty and urban life, crime, and romance. Course presupposes no previous knowledge of Indic religions or cinema.

PHIL 3665 - Eastern Religions and the Environment
3 hours. An examination of non-Western religious traditions for an environmental philosophy geared toward assessing global environmental issues with a focus on South Asian and East Asian philosophical and religious traditions.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PHED 1260 - Yoga (1 credit)
Introduces the ancient discipline of personal development that balances body, mind, and spirit. Students learn a series of physical postures as well as practical methods for relaxation, proper breathing, meditation, and concentration that promote health, alleviate stress, improve skeletal alignment, and increase muscular strength and flexibility.

ANTH 3700 Peoples and Cultures of South Asia. A survey of the culturally rich and diverse cultures and traditions of South Asia, each with its own unique history covering thousands of years. From the days of prehistory to the present period of profound social, economic, political, and technological changes, this course provides an in-depth background and understanding of the peoples and cultures of this area. No prerequisites.

MUET 3090 Music of India. Study of Indian music culture from Vedic times to the present day. Course materials cover classical traditions (both North Indian Hindustani and South Indian Carnatic styles), folk and popular music. These genres are explored from the socio-cultural contexts in which they developed and continue to function.

AEAH 4824 Topics in Asian Art. Selected topics in the arts of India, topics include: Art of Ancient India, Mughal Art of India, Modern Art of India, Cave Temples of India, Buddhist Art of Asia.

HIST 4104 The British Raj. Examines the expansion and growth of the English East India Company, the transition to British Crown rule after the rebellion of 1857, and anti-colonial movements leading up to the partition of India in 1947. No prerequisites.

HIST 4124 Revolts, Risings Rebels: Explores the intensification of anti-colonial activism, working class movements, and gender non-conformity in Britain and the British Empire before, during, and after the First World War.

HIST 4110 British Empire in Asia, Africa and the Pacific: Examines the rapid expansion of the British Empire across Asia, Africa, and the Pacific after the loss of the American colonies, examining social, cultural, and political ideas of imperial subjects and anti-colonial activists from the nineteenth century to the present.

HIST 4260 Race and Gender in British Imperial Wars: Considers how British officials used gender and racial hierarchies to justify military force against colonial subjects and how soldiers and civilians, in turn, used these categories to challenge imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

HIST 4605 - History of South Asia, 1757-1947
Examines the modern histories of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives Islands) from 1757-1947. Topics include the East India Company in Southern Asia, the transition to formal colonialism, the 1857-58 rebellions and mutinies, colonial British Indian culture, anti-colonial resistance, nationalism, and the partition of British India in 1947.

HIST 4610 - Contemporary South Asia
Examines the contemporary histories of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives Islands) from 1947 onward, including the 1947 partition of India, India-Pakistan relations since 1947, the role of Afghanistan in South Asia, and themes such as religion, caste, gender, minorities, cinema, popular culture, and sport.

Study Abroad Courses in India

RHAB 4900 Develop an understanding of the broad economic, political, social and cultural dimensions influencing disability management in India and the USA and/or other UNT approved courses in India

Graduate Courses

PHIL 5650. Asian Philosophies and Religions in Practice. 3 hours. Provides an insight into worldviews by studying the major Asian philosophies and religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto and Zen.

PHIL 6720. Religion and Ecology.

LING 5030. Linguistics and Languages of South Asia.

MUET 5210/6010. Sacred Sound: Religion, Ritual, and Spirituality in Music

MUET 5090 Music of India. Study of Indian music culture from Vedic times to the present day. Course materials cover classical traditions (both North Indian Hindustani and South Indian Carnatic styles), folk and popular music. These genres are explored from the socio-cultural contexts in which they developed and continue to function.

RHAB 5900. Develop an understanding of the broad economic, political, social and cultural dimensions influencing disability management in India and the USA.

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