Five College Consortium

Buddhist Traditions

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Asian Languages & Civilization
Course Number: 
152
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as RELI 152 and ASLC 152) This course is an introduction to the diverse ideals, practices, and traditions of Buddhism from its origins in South Asia to its geographical and historical diffusion throughout Asia and, more recently, into the west. We will explore the Three Jewels—the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha—and how they each provide refuge for those suffering in samsara (the endless cycle of rebirth). We will engage in close readings of the literary and philosophical texts central to Buddhism, as well as recent historical and anthropological studies of Buddhist traditions.

Fall semester. Professor M. Heim.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
RELI-152-01,ASLC-152-01
Schedule #: 
ASLC-152-01-1819S

Course Sections

Buddhist Traditions
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Maria Heim mrheim@amherst.edu TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM CHAP 203