Units of Study

BDST6906 - Foundations of Buddhist Studies

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Allon

Description

This core unit acts as a methodological introduction to Buddhist Studies as an academic discipline by providing an historical, doctrinal and cultural overview of Buddhist traditions. Students are given a broad exposure to literary, philosophical, social, cultural, artistic and contemplative expressions of Buddhism, and introduced to approaches in Buddhist Studies, thereby providing them with the analytical tools necessary to engage in the critical study of Buddhism. Emphasis is upon placing developments within Buddhism into larger doctrinal, historical and cultural contexts.

Assessments

1x3000wd essay (50%) and 1x2000wd seminar presentation and written report (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

A timetable is not available for this session.
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BDST6906 - Foundations of Buddhist Studies

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Allon

Description

This core unit acts as a methodological introduction to Buddhist Studies as an academic discipline by providing an historical, doctrinal and cultural overview of Buddhist traditions. Students are given a broad exposure to literary, philosophical, social, cultural, artistic and contemplative expressions of Buddhism, and introduced to approaches in Buddhist Studies, thereby providing them with the analytical tools necessary to engage in the critical study of Buddhism. Emphasis is upon placing developments within Buddhism into larger doctrinal, historical and cultural contexts.

Assessments

1x3000wd essay (50%) and 1x2000wd seminar presentation and written report (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

A timetable is not available for this session.
Please refer to the list of Units of Study on the left-hand menu to view the units on offer for the relevant academic year.

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney