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|
|HACU||0169||1||Chinese Religions||Rafal Stepien||01:00PM-02:20PM W,F||Hampshire College|
|REL||266||01||COLQ: BUDDHIST STUDIES||Constance Kassor||TTh 10:30-11:50||Smith College|
|REL||270||01||JAPN BUDDHISM: PILGRIM'S GUIDE||Jamie Hubbard||MW 02:40-04:00||Smith College|
|REL||360||01||SEM:PROBS BUDDHIST THOUGHT||Jamie Hubbard||Th 03:00-04:50||Smith College|
|CHINESE||597K||01||ST-Buddhist and Taoist Lit||David Schneider||M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM||UMass Amherst|
|ASLC||253||01||Theravada Buddhism||Maria Heim||TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM||Amherst College|
|RELI||253||01||Theravada Buddhism||Maria Heim||TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM||Amherst College|
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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