Women & Buddhism

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Religion

Course Number: 
241
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course explores women and Buddhism during different historical periods and in different cultures. Through a variety of sources, this course will illuminate Buddhist concepts of gender and sexuality, views of women's spiritual capacities, the diversity of women's images, roles, experiences, concerns, and contributions in Buddhist societies, and scholarly approaches to women in Buddhism. Special attention will be given to how gender is constructed in each cultural and religious context encountered, with particular emphasis on Buddhist women in Southeast Asia. We will look into the reasons why texts on religion have not always included the voices of women, and we will investigate ways to uncover them through research techniques and alternative hermeneutical strategies.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
83448,83149
Schedule #: 
83448

Course Sections

Women & Buddhism
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Susanne Mrozik

smrozik@mtholyoke.edu

TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM

Skinner Hall 216