Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 315: Buddhism

RELI 315-001: Buddhism
(Fall 2017)

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.

Non-Western Culture


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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