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 2019 Courses

The Smith College course BUS-240, Buddhism and Gender is also available for the Spring 2019 semester, and can be found in the Smith course catalog.

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANT 274 01 THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION Pinky Hota TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ARH 280 01 COLQ: MEDITATIONS IN CAVES Yanlong Guo MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
ASLC 144 01 Religion Ancient India Maria Heim TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
ASLC 152 01 Buddhist Traditions Maria Heim TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
CST 249BE 01 Intro to Buddhist Ethics Susanne Mrozik MW 02:55PM-04:10PM Mount Holyoke College
HACU 0116 1 Buddhism in America Andrew Olendzki 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH Hampshire College
PHI 108 01 THE MEANING OF LIFE Lois Dubin; Jay Garfield TTh 03:00-04:20 Smith College
REL 108 01 THE MEANING OF LIFE Lois Dubin; Jay Garfield TTh 03:00-04:20 Smith College
REL 280 01 SOUTH ASIAN VISUAL CULTURE Andy Rotman MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
REL 171 01 INTRO TO CONTEMPORARY HINDUISM Andy Rotman MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
RELI 152 01 Buddhist Traditions Maria Heim TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
RELI 143 01 Religion Ancient India Maria Heim TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
RELIG 267 01 Intro to Buddhist Ethics Susanne Mrozik MW 02:55PM-04:10PM Mount Holyoke 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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