Buddhism in America|
Buddhism has been in America for slightly more than 100 years. Although this is a comparatively short period of time, already there appear to be new directions as well as distinctive concerns that warrant the claim that an American Buddhism has begun to emerge. Issues such as purity, equality, and authority, for example, have all come to the fore as the various traditions of Buddhism make their way onto American soil. This seminar will be a philosophical and sociohistorical examination of some of these issues and themes in contemporary Buddhism in America.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [RELI242 or EAST242]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
R. Fields, HOW THE SWANS CAME TO THE LAKE
C. Prebish and K. Tanaka (eds.), THE FACES OF BUDDHISM IN AMERICA
Sumi Loundon (ed.), BLUE JEAN BUDDHA
R. Seager, BUDDHISM IN AMERICA
C. Malone, RAZOR-WIRE DHARMA
David Loy, MONEY, SEX, WAR, KARMA: NOTES FOR A BUDDHIST REVOLUTION
|Examinations and Assignments: |
1.) A short essay. 2.) A mid-term essay (6-8 pages - typewritten) 3.) a 10 page final essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and participation in discussions. This course fulfills a "Thematic Approaches" departmental requirement.
|Instructor(s): Willis,Janice D. Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: RSCSEM; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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