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Jerome Bauer's Independent Study Courses

(Note: Please check with your advisor and the dean to make sure these suggested
independent study projects will fulfill your major's requirements before undertaking them,
to avoid any misunderstanding. Syllabus and course level to be arranged in consultation
withthe instructor. Group study to be negotiated. These are all topics in which I have a
keen interest, and if I do not have time for an independent study course in a given semester,
I will try to help you find someone who does).

See the Arts and Sciences Independent Study Procedure Page.

Please consult also the School of Arts and Sciences AB/AM Page, and Degree Programs Page,
and the
University College's Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program.

For official information about the Religious Studies Program, please contact Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa, akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu.

 

BA Honors Theses and Independent Study Prolects Supervised:

Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamikakarika (Autumn 2000)

Christian Missionaries and Colonialism in India (Spring 2001)

South Asians and South Asian Religions in America (Spring 2001)

Hindu and Jaina Busniess Ethics (Autumn 2001)

Independent Study in Pentecostal Christianity [Spring 2002]

Marvelous Birth Stories (Spring 2002)

Food and Religious Therapeutics: Gastropolitics and Global Cuisine [Summer 2003]

STA 395 "Independent Study: Cooperative Living and Utopian Study"
[Taught Autumn 2003; to be taught alternate years by Prof.
Satadru Sen]

Nagarjuna and the Problem of Two Truths [Autumn 2003]

 

Master's Theses Supervised or Advised:

Influence of Indian Classical Music on Anglo-American Popular Music (Spring 2002)

Hindu Nationalism and Communal Violence in India (Spring 2003)

 

Proposed:

Theories of Religion Part II

Hindu Reformations [formerly taught by Prof. Diane Mines]

Religious Conflict in South Asia [formerly taught by Prof. Diane Mines]

Religion and Practical Reason

Fairy Tales and Animal Fables

New Thought and Mind Cure in American Religion

Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Soclology of Knowledge

Independent Study in Utopian Traditions

Independent Study in Comparative Civilization

Civilization, Utopia and Religion (Reclaiming the Canon)

Independent Study in the Social Anthropology of Civilization

Independent Study in Max Weber and Weberian Social Thought

Independent Study in the Sociology of Religion

India and Europe: Xenology According to Wilhelm Halbfass and Paul Hacker

Independent Study in Structuralism

Independent Study in H. G. Wells

Independent Study in the Inklings

Independent Study in Jainism

Independent Study in Cooperative Living

 

Languages:

Introduction to Pali [a Buddhist canonical language]

Religious Literature in Pali [e.g. Jataka Tales, pre-birth stories of the Buddha]

Introduction to Ardhamagadhi Prakrit [canonical language of the Svetambara Jainas]

Religious Literature in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit

 

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Independent Study Courses Taught
by Other Faculty (Non-Exhaustive List)

(Note: Please check with your advisor and the dean to make sure these suggested
independent study projects will fulfill your major's requirements before undertaking them,
to avoid any misunderstanding. Syllabus and course level to be arranged in consultation
withthe instructor. Group study to be negotiated).

For official information about the Religious Studies Program, please contact Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa, akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu.

 

Independent or Group Study in Indian Philosophy [Prof. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]
(
Hindi 229 Undergraduate Independent Study)

Independent or Group Study in Sanskrit Language and Literature [Prof. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]
(
Hindi 299 Undergraduate Independent Study)

Introduction to Pali [a Buddhist canonical language] [Prof. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]

Religious Literature in Pali [Prof. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]

 

Proposed:

Vedic Traditions, Religion, Rituals, and Mysticism [Prof. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]

Indian Buddhism [Prof. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]

Religion and Experience: Indian Realism vs. Indian Idealism [Prof. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]

Indian Philosophy [Prof. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]

Indian Linguistics [Prof. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]

 

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