Many courses in addition to those listed below may be eligible for fulfilling the requirements of the Five College Buddhist Studies Certificate. Students are encouraged to consult a Buddhist Studies Program campus advisor to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.
Please note that course offerings may change and lists may be updated, so it is helpful to check back regularly.
In keeping with the five institutions' plans to limit campus access to only their own students, faculty, and staff, all Five College students who register for a course on another campus during the 2020-21 academic year will be required to attend classes remotely.
Please check the Five College Academic Calendar for important dates on each campus.
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|Subj Abbr||Course #||Sect #||Course Title||Instructor(s)||Meeting Times||Institution|
|ASLC||144||01||Religion Ancient India||Maria Heim||TTH 01:30PM-02:50PM||Amherst College|
|ASLC||253||01||Theravada Buddhism||Maria Heim||TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM||Amherst College|
|RELI||143||01||Religion Ancient India||Maria Heim||TTH 01:30PM-02:50PM||Amherst College|
|RELI||253||01||Theravada Buddhism||Maria Heim||TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM||Amherst College|
|PHI||108||01||THE MEANING OF LIFE||Lois Dubin; Jay Garfield||TTh 03:15-04:30||Smith College|
|REL||108||01||THE MEANING OF LIFE||Lois Dubin; Jay Garfield||TTh 03:15-04:30||Smith College|
As part of an ongoing academic exchange program with the Tibetan universities in exile in India, each year the Five Colleges send fifteen students to spend January term studying Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan history and culture, and Tibetan textual analysis in an intensive program taught by the faculty of the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India.
For more information on this program, visit the program website.