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Course Overview

This course develops a Religious Study perspective on religious traditions of Asia, such as Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Hinduism. Religions of Asia will be explored in their historical, systematic, and practical/ritual dimensions.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Callum Pearce

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR1049 Religions of the World: Asia (Studied)
  • DR1549 Religions of the World: Asia (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course develops a Religious Studies perspective on the religious traditions of Asia, with a focus on South Asian religions (Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism) and Buddhism. These religions will be explored in their historical, systematic and practical dimensions.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • One 1500-word essay (40%)
  • One 2000-word essay (50%)
  • One class presentation (10%)


  • One 2000-word essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment principally takes the form of conversation amongst instructors and students during tutorial sessions, and this will form an essential part of the work of the lectures.


Students get detailed feedback on their essay. Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

Course Learning Outcomes


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