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.

Fall 2015 Buddhist Studies Courses

Subj Abbr Course #sort descending Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
HACU 0182 1 The Buddha's Buddhism Rafal Stepien 01:00PM-02:20PM W,F Hampshire College
HACU 0223 1 Chinese Buddhist Philosophy Rafal Stepien 09:00AM-11:50AM F Hampshire College
BUX 120 01 STUDY OF BUDDHISM Constance Kassor M 07:00-09:00 Smith 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
RELIG 163 01 Introduction to Buddhism Susanne Mrozik TTH 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
JAPANESE 197G 01 ST-Buddhist Cultures in/World Reiko Sono M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
REL 266 01 COLQ: BUDDHISM IN AMERICA Constance Kassor MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
REL 275 01 RELIG HST SO ASIA: ANC-MEDIEV Andy Rotman MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
IDP 320 01 SEM:GLOBAL LEARNING WOMNS HLTH Leslie Jaffe Th 07:30-09:30 Smith College

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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