OSHR 1030 - Understanding the Religions of Asia: India, China, and Japan

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Hinduism and Buddhism from India, Confucianism and Daoism from China, and Shinto from Japan evolved from ancient eras quite differently than the Abrahamic religions of Western culture.

We will compare these religions as it’s done in a philosophy class - examine what religion was like before and when they were born, and look at how they developed over time. We will discuss their unique and common views and practices. Join us to explore the dynamic and diverse panorama of primary religious traditions in India, China and Japan.

Reading: Smith, Huston, The World’s Religions, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN-10: 0061600183 or ISBN-13:978-0061600184

No class Jan. 16.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Instructors

Sally Purath

Sally Purath earned a B.A. in Social Sciences and a M.Ed. at Colorado State University., She taught history, world humanities, and language arts for 26 years for Poudre School District, including Russian history from 1981- 94, and has led National Endowment for the Humanities institutes and other teacher workshops.

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