Announcement: Intro to Asian Religions-RELS 3380-Fall 17-University of Houston







Introduction to Asian Religions

Instructor: Dr. Trung Huynh (Rev. Thich Hang Dat)

Thursday, 10:00-11:30 AM; Room: C 112

A Hybrid Course, RELS-3396, 3 Credits


The University of Houston offers a hybrid course, RELS 3380 Introduction to Asian Religions. If you study at University of Houston, you can register this class in the Fall of 2017 by following the link:



Course Description

An introductory-level course provides a general survey of Asian Religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. Students will examine the history, texts, rituals, and community of each religious and philosophical tradition.


Course Goal

This course will:

*Enhance students’ knowledge of Asian religions,

*Refine students’ view about religious issues, both from personal and sociological perspectives,  

*Provide students an understanding required to analyze, compare, and contrast religious practices of the same religion in different countries,

*Offer students knowledge of aspects that shape the evolution of religions in Asian countries.


No background knowledge about any of these traditions is required.


***This hybrid course will include some field trips, some face-to-face meetings in class, and the rest of the time online.


If you have questions about this course, please contact Dr. Trung Huynh (Rev. Thich Hang Dat) at