Spring 2009 not offered
FGSS 264, EAST 350|
|Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies|
This seminar will seek to investigate the complex and changing status of women in relationship to Buddhist doctrine and practice. Using Buddhist texts that present traditional views of women as well as a variety of contemporary materials that reveal aspects of the lives of Buddhist women in ancient and contemporary times, we shall attempt to understand the values and concerns that drive, restrain, and/or empower such women.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [RELI242 or EAST242] OR RELI151
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(FGSS)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
S. Murcott, THE FIRST BUDDHIST WOMEN
L. Wilson, CHARMING CADAVERS
T. Tulku (tr.) MOTHER OF KNOWLEDGE
Al Klein, MEETING THE GREAT BLISS QUEEN
C. Kabilsingh, THAI WOMEN IN BUDDHISM
Aung San Suu kyi, THE VOICE OF HOPE
Ani Pachen, SORROW MOUNTAIN
M. Batchelor, WALKING ON LOTUS FLOWERS
T. Diki, DALAI LAMA, MY SON
|Examinations and Assignments: |
1. Reading of all class materials.
2. Participation in class discussions.
3. A short essay.
4. A take-home written mid-term examination (5-8 pages).
5. A final paper treating in-depth a specific topic covered by the course (or a topic of particular interest germane to the course) after consultation and approval (15 pages).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Religion 242 required. Preference to East Asian Studies, Religion and Women's Studies Majors.
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