Units of Study

BDST1602 - Introduction to Buddhism

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Chiew Hui Ho
Phone: +61 2 9351 3083
Email: chiewhui.ho@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit introduces Buddhist traditions from their Indian origins to developments elsewhere in Asia, such as Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand and Cambodia, and Mahayana and Vajrayana (Tantric) Buddhism in Tibet, China, Korea and Japan. Students will study literary, philosophical, social, cultural, artistic and contemplative expressions of Buddhism, and are introduced to academic approaches within Buddhist Studies. Emphasis is laid upon understanding Buddhist writings and practices in larger doctrinal, historical and cultural contexts.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (30%), 1xtutorial oral presentation (15%), 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x1500wd exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prohibitions

RLST2610
RLST2609

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST1602

 

Tute

Tute

 

Lecture

   

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

BDST1602 - Introduction to Buddhism

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Chiew Hui Ho
Phone: +61 2 9351 3083
Email: chiewhui.ho@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit introduces Buddhist traditions from their Indian origins to developments elsewhere in Asia, such as Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand and Cambodia, and Mahayana and Vajrayana (Tantric) Buddhism in Tibet, China, Korea and Japan. Students will study literary, philosophical, social, cultural, artistic and contemplative expressions of Buddhism, and are introduced to academic approaches within Buddhist Studies. Emphasis is laid upon understanding Buddhist writings and practices in larger doctrinal, historical and cultural contexts.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (30%), 1xtutorial oral presentation (15%), 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x1500wd exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prohibitions

RLST2610
RLST2609

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST1602

 

Tute

Tute

 

Lecture

   

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