RELI 315: Buddhism
RELI 315-001: Buddhism
01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR
Art & Design Building L008
Section Information for Fall 2017
Imperial conquest, ritual sex, high-stakes philosophical disputes, and divine beings who play with universes as if they were marbles---these might not be the first things that come to mind when you think about Buddhism. Yet, the brilliant world of pre-modern South Asian Buddhism includes all of these, and much more. We'll move beyond the image of a solitary monk meditating on a mountaintop to explore early Buddhist traditions in all of their mind-bending complexity.
Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.
Course Information from the University Catalog
Surveys Buddhist religious traditions. Includes historical development of Buddhism in India, China, and Japan, examining both Theravada and Mahayana traditions; philosophical and religious significance of Buddhism; and social and political implications of Buddhist traditions in South Asian and East Asian countries. May not be repeated for credit.
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