REL 2010 - Buddhism

An introduction to the panorama of Buddhist traditions in South, Southeast, Central and East Asia, as well as in the United States. We will study the history of Buddhism, its characteristic doctrines and teachings, and try to assess the impact it has had on Asian civilizations and elsewhere. We will read scholarly studies on the traditions as well as original Buddhist texts in translation.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations.

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