Oct 24, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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CLWR 3350 - Buddhism

Introduces Buddhist doctrines, practices and institutions. Focuses on the spread and development of Buddhism across Asia and beyond, with an eye toward examining how foundational Buddhist ideas and practices have taken shape in specific places and in particular historical contexts. Selectively surveys the foundational teachings, history and diversity of Buddhism, from the lifetime of the Buddha in fifth century BCE India to contemporary Buddhist communities in Southeast Asia, East Asia, and North America. Along the way, considers some important questions raised and addressed in the critical study of religion.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Ability to articulate a critical appreciation of Buddhist teachings.
  • General understanding of the teachings and application of Engaged Buddhism.
  • General understanding of the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism.
  • General understanding of the teachings of Theravada Buddhism.
  • General understanding of the teachings of Vajrayana/Tantric Buddhism.

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