Five College Consortium

Five College Buddhist Studies Certificate Program

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.

Spring 2016 Courses

Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
ASLC 253 01 Theravada Buddhism Maria Heim TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
RELI 253 01 Theravada Buddhism Maria Heim TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
HACU 0169 1 Chinese Religions Rafal Stepien 01:00PM-02:20PM W,F Hampshire College
REL 266 01 COLQ: BUDDHIST STUDIES Constance Kassor TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
REL 270 01 JAPN BUDDHISM: PILGRIM'S GUIDE Jamie Hubbard MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
REL 360 01 SEM:PROBS BUDDHIST THOUGHT Jamie Hubbard Th 03:00-04:50 Smith College
CHINESE 597K 01 ST-Buddhist and Taoist Lit David Schneider M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst

January Term Course 2016

Smith College Course
BUX 253j: Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Hermeneutics
Meets during Smith College January Term. Students enrolled at any Five College campus may enroll. Application due in mid-October.
Contact course instructor Constance Kassor.

This intensive course is taught at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India as part of the Hampshire/Five College in India program. Students take daily classes, taught by eminent Tibetan scholars, in Buddhist philosophy, Indo-Tibetan hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture, and they attend regular discussion sessions as well as incidental lectures on topics including Tibetan art history and iconography, Tibetan astrology and medicine and Tibetan politics. Students also visit important Buddhist historical sites and explore Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Each student is paired with a Tibetan student "buddy" to get an inside view of Tibetan culture. Enrollment limited to 15, and requires application and acceptance by the H/5CIP. Pay attention to calls for early application. Deadlines fall mid-October. No prerequisites. 3 credits

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