Religion 163 - Introduction to Buddhism
Introduction to Buddhism
Mount Holyoke College
Skinner Hall 210
Some scholars have argued that there is no such thing as 'Buddhism' in the singular, but only 'Buddhisms' in the plural. This course introduces students to select historically and culturally diverse forms of Buddhism, including Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism, Japanese Zen Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism. The course pays particular attention to modern (and modernist) reinterpretations of Buddhism, including contested views of gender.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.