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.

Fall 2018

Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
REL 270 01 ZEN BUDDHISM & JAPANESE CULTUR Jamie Hubbard MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
RELIG 163 01 Introduction to Buddhism Susanne Mrozik MW 02:55PM-04:10PM Mount Holyoke College
ARHA 261 01 Buddhist Art of Asia Samuel Morse MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
REL 264 01 BUDDHIST MEDITATION Jamie Hubbard TTh 03:00-04:20 Smith College
HACU 0285 1 Emptiness Andrew Olendzki 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH Hampshire College

Tibetan Studies in India Program (J Term)

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

Guide to USING THE ONLINE course list:

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  • To sort by section number, select "Sect #"
  • To sort by course title, select "Course Title"
  • To sort by home institution, select "Institution"
  • Click on the course title to see the course description.