Asian Languages and Cultures

Fall Term, 1998 (September 8-December 21, 1998)

Note: The Department Waitlist policy for all courses is 2 - Go to the department office to get on a waitlist, and then attend the first class meeting. Policies and procedures for handling the waitlist will be explained there.

Courses in Buddhist Studies (Division 332)

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220/Asian Studies 220/Rel. 202. Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions. (4). (HU).
This course is an introduction to the study of Asian religions. We will consider representative material drawn from some of the major Asian traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, etc.), from ancient times down to the present day. However, the course is not intended to be a comprehensive or systematic survey; rather than aiming at breadth, the course is designed around major conceptual themes, such as ritual, death, image veneration, mysticism, meditation, ancestor worship, religious violence, and so on. The overarching emphasis throughout the course will be on the hermeneutic difficulties attendant upon the study of religion in general, and Asian religious traditions in particular. WL:2
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403. Intermediate Classical Tibetan. Buddhist Studies 402. (3). (LR).
This course is a continuation of the 401-402 Beginning Classical Tibetan sequence. WL:2 (Lopez)
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