2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 4452 Psychology of Yoga: East Indian Understanding of Mind, Self and Society

In this course students will examine three historical East Indian texts on the nature of consciousness, mind and psychology: Samkhya's philosophy, The Taittreya Upanishads and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. We will critically explore how the interpretation of these historical texts is shaped by academics, those with political agendas, gurus, and the writers of popular New Age texts. We will also explore the ideas presented within these texts within our own lives, reflecting on the process by which we make meaning. This course is primarily lecture and discussion based. Fulfills Global Perspectives requirement.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CSOCS 3452 and one additional 3000-level CPSYC course