- Code ASIA2251
- Unit Value 6 units
The course will be concerned mainly with a history of ideas in Asian Buddhism, and its aim is to give students a conceptual grasp of important Buddhist ideas, myths and symbols. In addition to these theoretical concerns, we will examine the connection between theory and practice and the cross-cultural ramifications of Buddhist thought.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the end of the course students should have a solid background in the history and basic doctrines of Buddhism and its current place in the world. In addition, they will be familiar with some of the conceptual tensions faced by Buddhists seeking to adapt their tradition to current issues such as abortion, euthanasia, climate change, and maintaining the environment.
Two exams or essays of 3,000 words (totalling 70%), Tutorial work (30%).
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33 contact hours for the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Kasulis, T., Zen Action - Zen Person, State University New York Press, 1981; Powers, J., Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, Snow Lion, 1995
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3504||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|