An intensive and extensive study of the history, beliefs, and practices of Hinduism, Indian Buddhism, and Jainism as reflected in their canonical texts, with special reference to the Vedic scriptures, Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita, and early Buddhist sutras. The interplay between philosophical and theological concerns will be studied and the contemporary relevance of the tradition will be examined. Cross-listed as PHIL 352. Students may receive credit for either course, but not both. Prerequisite: one course in RELG or PHIL.