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 2017 Courses

Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ASIAN-ST 135 01 Buddhism East and West Reiko Sono M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ASLC 152 01 Buddhist Traditions Catherine Hartmann TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
RELI 152 01 Buddhist Traditions Catherine Hartmann TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
RELIG 163 01 Introduction to Buddhism Susanne Mrozik TTH 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
BUS 120 01 STUDY OF BUDDHISM Jay Garfield M 07:00-09:00; W 07:00-08:00 Smith 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

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