Hindu Tradition: Total Credits 12
These courses are designed to provide a background of Hindu traditions needed to present Hindu values and concepts to the general public, to chaplaincy situations, and to other faith leaders. Each course is 3 credits.
HUC 5001 Principles of Hinduism
HNP 6204 Introduction to Hindu chaplaincy
AYU 5001 Introduction to Ayurveda
Pastoral and Spiritual Care Basics
Clinical Pastoral Education Credits 12
Listening, Communication, Analysis and Counseling for Suffering, Grief, Despair, Depression Fear, Death Issues from Hindu perspective. Clinical Pastoral Education is interfaith professional education in the field of pastoral care. It is intended for theological students and ministers of all faiths who want to learn pastoral care skills and work within a pluralistic and clinical setting. CPE offers a rich environment for learning pastoral care skills while understanding end-of-life care issues and the overall duties of a chaplain. Students are required to earn a minimum of 400 hours of training (a minimum of 100 educational hours and 300 clinical hours) and comply with ACPE Standards.
Interfaith Studies and Specialty Trainings Credits 3
In today’s society there are ofteninstanceswhen religions and spiritual groups need to come together to focus on universal problems or to celebrate universal activities. Chaplains need to have the background and skills to conduct such events.Each course is 3 credits. Choose any one:
1. HNP 6210 Major World Religions (beliefs, attitudes towards various spiritual issues)
2. HNP 6900 Independent Study: Conducting interfaith programs, services, ceremonies, interfacing with other religions, cultures in preparing programs focused on world peace and harmony.
3. HNP 6210 Interfaith Connections
Student must take one class of additional area of Hindu Service. 3 Credits
HNP 6211 Hindu Ceremonies:At times a chaplain may be asked to perform a baby blessing, end of life ceremony, explain basic Hindu worship of Puja, explain various festivals and Hindu holy days, or learn about eastern astrology principles.Choose any one:
1 Puja and Rituals, Festivals
3 Jotish practices
4 HNP 6900 Independent Study