Academics

Jain Certificate Studies Program

The Undergraduate Certificate in Jain Studies will require 15 credit hours, including a required foundation course and four elective courses. The certificate is open to both degree and non-degree seeking students. Any FIU course that has at least one-third (1/3) Jainism content may also count towards the certificate. Up to six (6) credit hours of coursework in a relevant Indic language may be applied as electives towards the certificate.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to earn credits through a study abroad (summer travel) program with an institute in India. Several programs are offered. Students may earn three (3) to six (6) credits for study abroad. Please inquire with the Director or with the Office of Study Abroad about international programs

Requirements: (15 credits)

Foundation Course

REL 3310: Introduction to Asian Religions 3

Electives

ASN 3015: South Asian Cultures
ASN 4510: Dynamics of Asia
PHH 3840: Indian Philosophy
REL 3020: Meditation and Spiritual Development
REL 3024: Religion, Life and Vegetarianism
REL 3077: Sacred Image, Sacred Space in India
REL 3330: Religions of India
REL 3336: Introduction to Jainism
REL 4311: Religious Classics of Asia
SRK 2100: Sanskrit I - Basic Sanskrit
SRK 2101: Sanskrit II - Parinian Sanskrit
SRK 3202: Sanskrit III - Epic Sanskrit
SRK 3203: Sanskrit IV - Sanskrit Composition

Jain Specific Courses

REL 3453: Jainism and the Modern World
REL 4948*: Field Work in Jain Studies*
REL 3454: Selected Jain Texts

* This course may be repeated twice with change in focus

Jain-Related FIU Courses

REL 3020: Meditation and Spiritual Development
REL 3310: Introduction to Asian Religions
REL 3330: Religions of India
REL 4311: Religious Classics of Asia

Courses Infused With Jain Content

REL 3308: Studies in World Religions
REL 3148: Violence and the Sacred
REL 3492: Earth Ethics

MA Level Courses

SRK 5001: Prakrit I
SRK 5002: Prakrit II

Click here to view Jain Studies in FIU's Course Catalog (p. 604)