Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in Buddhist Studies (Division 332)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 1999)

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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.

Students wanting to begin language study, at a level other than first year, must take a placement exam to be held on Tuesday, January 5, 1-3 p.m.

Chinese (3 rooms)3508 Frieze Building
3512 Frieze Building
3528 Frieze Building
Japanese3520 Frieze Building
KoreanLecture Room 1 MLB


Buddh. St. 231/Asian Studies 231/Religion 231. Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.

Instructor(s): Donald Lopez (dlopez@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course surveys the development of Buddhism in Tibet, from the eighth century to the present. It begins with an introduction to those doctrines and practices of Indian Buddhism that would come to hold an important place in the Tibetan tradition and goes on to examine the process of transmission of Buddhism from India to Tibet. The course surveys the rise of the major sects of Tibetan Buddhism, noting both continuities with Indian Buddhism as well as uniquely Tibetan developments, such as institution of reincarnate lamas (including the Dalai Lamas). In the twentieth century, the course examines the Tibetan confrontation with colonialism and Chinese invasion of 1950, and concludes with a consideration of the current popularity of Tibetan Buddhism. This course is designed for undergraduates with no background in Buddhist Studies but will also be suitable for students who have taken Buddhist Studies 220 (Introduction to Asian Religions) and Buddhist Studies 230 (Introduction to Buddhism).

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

Buddh. St. 404. Intermediate Classical Tibetan.

Courses in Tibetan

Instructor(s): Janet Gyatso

Prerequisites & Distribution: Buddhist Studies 403. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a continuation of Buddhist Studies 403. Curriculum continues with Instruction in the translation of Tibetan Buddhist Literature.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

Buddh. St. 480/Asian Studies 480/Phil. 457/Rel. 480. Topics in Buddhism.

Section 001 Women in Tantric Buddhism. Meets with Women's Studies 483.006 and Religion 402.002

Instructor(s): Janet Gyatso

Prerequisites & Distribution: Buddhist Studies 230. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Religion 480.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

Buddh. St. 480/Asian Studies 480/Phil. 457/Rel. 480. Topics in Buddhism.

Section 002 Drawing Maps of the Spirit: Buddhist Debates on the Spiritual Path. Meets with Humanities Institute 411.001 and Religion 402.001

Instructor(s): Luis Gómez (lgomez@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Buddhist Studies 230. (3). (Excl).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Religion 480.002.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

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