Program Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this Certificate Program, Students will:
- Clarify the Hindu Paradigm, having acquired an overview of Hindu principles, practices, values, history, philosophy, society, culture, traditions, and civilization.
- Articulate the contemporary relevance of Hindu thought and contribute its value to the Hindu community as well as to humanity in general.
- Apply their learning to think from a Hindu context and develop strategies for the preservation and transmission of Hindu thought across the generations.
- Create new pathways for service, leadership, and global engagement from a Hindu context, and new realms of self-expression for themselves.
- Contribute with confidence and clarity, in unique and innovative ways towards fostering the culture and traditions of Hindu Dharma.
Structure of the Program:
The certificate program consists of a total of 24 credit hours of coursework. It can be completed at the earliest in 8 quarters, if the students can take 3 Credit hours per quarter, or more slowly over time, in any case, under five years. Students must take at least 15 Credit hours from the Core Courses in the Certificate program. They may complete the remaining 9 credit hours by taking any set of elective courses from the community education program.
The students must have completed the Orientation to Hindu Studies course minimally and must demonstrate a deep interest in service, contribution and making an impact from within a Hindu context, in order to be admitted into the Certificate Program in Hindu Studies.
Below is the list of courses-