PHIL 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Fall 2017, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
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 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

Schedule

PHIL 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
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001 (LEC)
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
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14803
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (DIS)
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22669
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
014 (DIS)
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24125
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
015 (DIS)
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24127
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
016 (DIS)
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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