Buddhist Studies 120 - The Study of Buddhism

Study of Buddhism

Andy Rotman

TU 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Smith College
This course introduces students to the academic study of Buddhism through readings, lectures by Smith faculty and guests and trips to local Buddhist centers. Students 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.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.