ANS 384E ANS 384E. Asceticism. 3 Hours.
Examines ascetic contexts of various religious traditions, definitions of asceticism, the relationship between ascetic beliefs and ascetic practices, and the benefits and risks of using a comparative approach to study asceticism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Asceticism) and 384E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.