RELIGION 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion

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

RELIGION 230 - Introduction to Buddhism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
30155
Open
1
 
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TBA
002 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30157
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30159
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30161
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30163
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 Online
30165
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30167
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30169
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30171
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
010 (DIS)
 Online
30173
Closed
0
 
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
 Online
30175
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
  Hybrid
30177
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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