South and Southeast Asian C52: Introduction to the Study of Buddhism

Category: Buddhism
Course #: 23112
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm
Section 101 (#23113) Th 2-3 pm, 104 Social Sciences Building
Section 102 (#24406): Th 3-4 pm, 185 Social Sciences Building
Section 103 (#23114): Th 4-5 pm, 175 Social Sciences Building
Section 104 (#24405): F 12-1 pm, 55 Evans
Section 105 (#23115): F 1-2 pm, 9 Evans
Section 106 (#23116): F 2-3 pm, 9 Evans
This introduction to the study of Buddhism will consider materials drawn from various Buddhist traditions of Asia, from ancient times down to the present day. However, the course is not intended to be a comprehensive or systematic survey; rather than aiming at breadth, the course is designed around key themes such as ritual, image veneration, mysticism, meditation, and death. The overarching emphasis throughout the course will be on the hermeneutic difficulties attendant upon the study of religion in general, and Buddhism in particular.

Instructors:

Jacob Dalton