Buddhism: An Introduction|
Spring 2016 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course is an introduction to Buddhism in its major historical variations. Using both selected secondary sources and primary texts in translation, we will study Buddhist traditions from the life of the Buddha through Buddhism's spread from India to Southeast, Central, and East Asia. We will then examine how Buddhism was studied and spread in the West, paying particular attention to the role of colonialism. Finally, we will address the role of Buddhism in a number of modern and ongoing conflicts and peace movements around the world, including the Parliament of World Religions, Japanese nationalism, the Sri Lankan civil war, and Tibetan sovereignty.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CGST-MN)(GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SAST-MN)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Trainer, Kevin (ed.), BUDDHISM: THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Reading and Participation; midterm exam; weekly writing assignments; and final paper.
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