Fall 2008 Course Listings

IST 111 Science of Kriyayoga - 3 credits (GenEd S) View Yoga Exercises

Introduction to the scientific nature of Kriyayoga, a concept of yoga encompassing actions and increasingly used to the advantage of human health. In addition, topics of integrated modern science related to human life and action will be covered at the fundamental level. The course will introduce basic Kriyayoga techniques to be practiced at the individual or group level.

Course material  

Indian culture 


Nervous system slides 

Chapter on Cell  

Time: 02:00 – 03:15PM            Class Dates: 09/02/08 - 12/12/08
Day: Tuesday, Thursday            Class Enroll Capacity: 30
Professor: Bal Ram Singh          Class Room: LArts 217

IST 121 Introduction to Hindi - 3 credits (GenEd G)

Introduction to the Hindi language. The course will introduce Devanagari (Hindi) script and help build skills in speaking, reading, and writing in Hindi at an elementary level, emphasizing development of communication skill. Students will learn common vocabulary and some grammar and gain the ability to form simple sentences. This course does not count towards the UMass Dartmouth bachelor's degree language requirement.

     Time: 9:30 – 10:45AM                Class Room: Dion 108
    Day: Tuesday, Thursday
    Professor: Pandit Ramsamooj

IST 151 Introduction to Indian Civilization (The Oldest Living Civilization in the world) - 3 credits

Introductory historical survey of the Indian subcontinent the course deals with broad themes that relate to the history of India rather than taking a chronological approach.

  • The concept of state in India at different periods
  • Religious,cultural and racial diversity in India through the past four millennia
  • The development and spread of religions in/from India
  • The study and development of science,mathematics and other knowledge streams in India over different time periods
  • The art and literature of India

  Time: 11:00 – 12:15 PM             Class Dates: 09/02/08 - 12/12/08
  Day: Tuesday, Thursday              Class Enroll Capacity: 20
  Professor: Srinivas Reddy            Class Room: CVPA 101