PHIL 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
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 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, the Americas, and Australia. 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:

Lecture attendance, participation in discussion section, two midterms, one short paper

Intended Audience:

All students interested in Buddhism, Asian philosophy, and Asian religions. No background in Buddhism or Asian Studies is required.

Class Format:

The lecture portion of this course will be fully online and asynchronous. Discussion sections will be split between in person and online (but synchronous) participation. Updates on class format for discussion sections are anticipated.

Schedule

PHIL 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
30154
Open
2
 
-
TBA
002 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30156
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30158
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30160
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30162
Open
2
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 Online
30164
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30166
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30168
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30170
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
010 (DIS)
 Online
30172
Closed
0
 
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
 Online
30174
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30176
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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