Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Basic concepts introduced through readings of the primary religious literature. Discussion of central ideas (creation, history, law, prophecy, suffering, mysticism, asceticism, karma, reincarnation, moksha, etc.); readings from the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, the Koran, selections from Plato and early Buddhist writings. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.