ASIAN 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Fall 2011, Section 001
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Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a concentration plan in Philosophy.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Over the course of its long history, Buddhism has been the most influential and widely practiced religion in Asia. Beginning in India 2500 years ago, it eventually spread to China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, and Mongolia, and to Sri Lanka and throughout Southeast Asia. More recently it has spread to Europe and the Americas.

This course is an introduction to the major themes in Buddhist thought and practice. Beginning with the early teachings associated with the historical Buddha, the course will go on to consider the development of the tradition across Asia. The readings for the course will consist entirely of Buddhist texts in translation.

Course Requirements:

  • Attendance at lecture and participation in discussion section (25%)
  • Four two-page papers (25%)
  • Midterm examination (25%)
  • Final examination (25%)

Schedule

ASIAN 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
16086
Open
2
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
16087
Open
2
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
16088
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
16089
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
16090
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
16091
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
26393
Open
1
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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