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Buddhism: An Introduction

RELI 242
Fall 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 242
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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CGST-MN)(GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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