ASIAN 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
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 2,500 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.

Use of laptops or other electronic devices during class is prohibited

Course Requirements:

  • Attendance at lecture and participation in discussion section (25%)
  • Two examinations (50%)
  • 7-10 page essay (25%)

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly, in addition to weekly discussion section

ASIAN 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
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ISBN: 0393912590
Buddhism, Author: Donald Lopez, Publisher: Norton 2015
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