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

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%)

ASIAN 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
16086
Open
2
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
16087
Open
2
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
16088
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
16089
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
16090
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
16091
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
26393
Open
1
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 9780140447583
Buddhist scriptures, Author: ed. by Donald S. Lopez., Publisher: Penguin [New ed.] 2004
Required
ISBN: 9781886439399
The Lotus Sutra, Author: translated from the Chinese of Kum?raj?va (Taish?, Volume 9, Number 262) by Tsugunari Kubo and Akira Yuyama., Publisher: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research Rev. 2nd e 2007
Required
ISBN: 080851900X
Franny and Zooey, Author: J.D. Salinger., Publisher: Little, Brown 1st LB Boo 1991
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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