Course Information


Course ID: THEO 282
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Program: Theology
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to Hinduism. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the most important Hindu scriptures, the general outline of the historical evolution of Hinduism, the key Hindu concepts, terms, values, and religious practices, and the basic narratives and imagery of Hinduism.


This is a completely online course that offers a historical introduction to Hindu traditions.  We will cover topics like yoga and meditation, Hindu ethics, stories of the gods and goddesses, ritual practices, and so forth.  The synchronous meeting times are Tuesday/Thursday 10 AM- NOON CST during first summer session.  Students must be free to be in class during these hours as these class meetings are required. The course will involve readings, asynchronous viewing of videos and recorded lectures before synchronous meetings, assignments, and quizzes. Students should have a strong, preferably wired internet connection as well as video and audio capabilities on their computer. Please contact the instructor with any questions.



Requirement: THEO 100 or THEO 107 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012.

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor Location
A Tue, Thurs 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pintchman ONLINE

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