RELIGION 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Section: 001
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
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%)

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RELIGION 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
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ISBN: 9780140447583
Buddhist scriptures, Author: ed. by Donald S. Lopez., Publisher: Penguin [New ed.] 2004
Required
ISBN: 9780199540433
The Bodhicary?vat?ra, Author: S?ntideva ; translated with introduction and notes by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton ; with a general introduction by Paul Williams., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
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
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