INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM

AST3INB

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Are you interested in how the teachings of one man in India two and half thousand years ago developed into one of the world's great religions? In this unit we investigate the Indian origins of Buddhism and trace its development through Indian and Asian history, focusing on its responses to local cultural, political and economic conditions. The philosophical and practical applications of Buddhist doctrines will be examined, and we conclude with a study of Buddhism in the modern world and Buddhism and peace activism and engaged Buddhist environmental movements.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaori Okano

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Asian Studies subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn introduction to BuddhismPrescribedHarvey, P.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1990

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