BUS 120 - The Study of Buddhism

Fall
2021
02
1.00

Anh Tran

TU 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Smith College
BUS-120-02-202201

Seelye 201

atran@smith.edu
This course introduces students to the academic study of Buddhism through readings, lectures by Smith faculty and guests, and trips to local Buddhist centers. We critically examine the history of Buddhist studies within the context of numerous disciplines, including anthropology, art, cultural studies, gender studies, government, literature, philosophy and religion, with a focus on regional, sectarian and historical differences. Materials to be considered include poetry, painting, philosophy, political tracts and more. This course meets during the first half of the semester only. S/U only.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.