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.
|Subj Abbr||Course #||Sect #||Course Title||Instructor(s)||Meeting Times||Institution|
|ASIAN-ST||135||01||Buddhism East and West||Reiko Sono||M W 2:30PM 3:45PM||UMass Amherst|
|BUS||120||01||STUDY OF BUDDHISM||Jay Garfield||W 07:00-08:00; M 07:00-09:00||Smith College|
|RELIG||163||01||Introduction to Buddhism||Susanne Mrozik||TTH 02:40PM-03:55PM||Mount Holyoke College|
|ASLC||152||01||Buddhist Traditions||Maria Heim||TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM||Amherst College|
|RELI||152||01||Buddhist Traditions||Maria Heim||TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM||Amherst College|
Smith College Spring 2017 Robed Warriors Student Seminar
Each of the visiting scholars in residence as part of the Smith College Robed Warriors series will lead a seminar open to interested students. Students enrolled attend five seminar meetings:
- October 18 (the ven. Professor Carola Roloff, topic: Life as a nun and issues that women and Westerners face in the Buddhist World)
- February 7 (the ven. Dr. Joan Halifax Roshi, topic: Engaged Buddhism in today’s world)
- February 28 and March 7 (the ven. Dr. Yifa, topic: Buddhism in contemporary China)
- April 10 (the ven. Thubten Chodron, topic: A nun goes to prison: how a Buddhist nun brings compassion to the incarcerated)
Graded S/U only, 1 credit
For more information, visit the Smith College Buddhist Studies homepage.
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. 2017-18 dates will be posted in fall 2017.
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