ASIAN 328 - Introduction to Theravada Buddhism
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will introduce undergraduates to the variety of Theravada Buddhist doctrines, teachings, institutions, actors and practices in South and Southeast Asia. Myth, ritual and symbolism within the tradition will be explored comparatively across a diverse range of societies and cultures, both in the past and in the present. What differentiates monks from laity? How do ideas about karma and rebirth shape religious goals? Why is asceticism and monasticism so important in Buddhism? How are Buddhist teachings transmitted in society?

Course Requirements:

Attendance and Participation: 10%; Quiz (x3): 30%; Paper (x3): 60%

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates in all fields, and especially those interested in Religion, Asian Studies, Southeast Asia, and History.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly.

ASIAN 328 - Introduction to Theravada Buddhism
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32582
Open
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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