This course is an introduction to Buddhism in its major historical variations. Using both selected secondary sources and primary texts in translation, we will examine "Buddhism" as the product of two ongoing and historically situated discourses: the one belonging to scholars of Buddhism, and the other to the tradition itself. The course begins with the "mainstream" tradition of early India, continues through the Mahayana transformation in South and East Asia, and concludes with a comparative look at the Buddhist traditions of Tibet and Japan and the relevance of these movements for contemporary "Western" Buddhism.
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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)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Rupert Gethin, FOUNDATIONS OF BUDDHISM
Burton Watson, THE VIMALAKIRTI SUTRA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Reading and Participation; midterm exam; weekly writing assignments; and final paper.
|Instructor(s): Geslani,Marko Allen Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC002; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 0||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 7||SO: 15||FR: 15|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 10||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 4||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 5|