Units of Study

BDST2616 - The Buddha's Words

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

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

Description

This unit introduces Buddhist texts and the ways they have been used, understood and interpreted. Beginning with the Buddha's discourses in India and their eventual composition in written form and transmission across Asia, it addresses the communication and function of Buddhist teachings in oral, textual and visual form, as well as Buddhist attitudes to language and representation. Students will study selected Buddhist texts in translation from a variety of genres such as philosophical treatises, commentary, poetry and narrative.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial written paper (20%), 1x tutorial presentation (15%), 1x 1500wd exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from BDST, ANTH, ASNS, BBCL, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 and SCLG

Prohibitions

ASNS2624
ASNS2622

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST2616

     

Lecture 1

     
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST2616

       

Tute 2

Tute 3

   

 

         

Lecture 4

 
2 This class runs from Week 4 to Week 13
3 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3
4 This class runs from Week 4 to Week 13

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

BDST2616 - The Buddha's Words

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

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

Description

This unit introduces Buddhist texts and the ways they have been used, understood and interpreted. Beginning with the Buddha's discourses in India and their eventual composition in written form and transmission across Asia, it addresses the communication and function of Buddhist teachings in oral, textual and visual form, as well as Buddhist attitudes to language and representation. Students will study selected Buddhist texts in translation from a variety of genres such as philosophical treatises, commentary, poetry and narrative.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial written paper (20%), 1x tutorial presentation (15%), 1x 1500wd exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from BDST, ANTH, ASNS, BBCL, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 and SCLG

Prohibitions

ASNS2624
ASNS2622

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST2616

     

Lecture 1

     
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST2616

       

Tute 2

Tute 3

   

 

         

Lecture 4

 
2 This class runs from Week 4 to Week 13
3 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3
4 This class runs from Week 4 to Week 13

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