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This course introduces students to the history and anthropology of Buddhism, with a focus on Tibetan Buddhism and Mahayana philosophy. We will touch on ritual, art, doctrine and modern political issues. Students will be expected to make a contribution to the class through a presentation. Download Course Guide
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course introduces students to the history and anthropology of some of the many forms of Buddhism. We will consider ritual, narrative, art and doctrine as related zones of investigation. We will begin with a review of Buddhist philosophy, then look at three monographs in depth, considering different schools and religions of Buddhism. Ethnographic films are part of the reading list. Students will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the class through a presentation.
This course will be available in 2012/13 as RS 2505.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
One class presentation (10%);
one 1,500 word essay (40%);
one 2,000 word essay (50%)
one 2,000 word essay (100%)
Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.
Feedback for in course assessment will be provided in typed form on the School's grade report sheet. Such assessment will highlight in particular those things the student has done well, and those things which could be done to strengthen the essay for a higher grade.