RELIGION 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Section: 001
Term: FA 2019
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 over its long history in India. The readings for the course will consist entirely of Buddhist texts in translation.

Course Requirements:

Attendance at lecture and participation in discussion section; Quizzes on readings; Two midterms; 7-10 page essay

Class Format:

Two 90-minute lectures in addition to 1-hour discussion section weekly

RELIGION 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
32000
Open
60
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
32002
Open
6
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
32004
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
32006
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
32008
Open
10
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
32010
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
32012
Open
7
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
32014
Open
10
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
32016
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
32018
Open
3
 
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
32022
Open
14
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
014 (DIS)
P
32026
Open
6
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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