Units of Study

RLST2623 - Meditation and Self Transformation

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Edward Crangle

Description

Introductory examination of systems of meditative practices found mainly in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Reference will be made to practices followed within Christian traditions. Theoretical/doctrinal/textual foundations are critically examined, with attention to the interpretive problems they present. The unit of study aims to enable students to gain an intellectual understanding of meditation and an ability to consider critically the issues it raises.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (20%) and 1x2-hr exam (30%)

Textbooks

Course Reader

Classes

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

Prohibitions

RLST2023

Assumed Knowledge

12 junior credit points of Religion Studies

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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.

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RLST2623 - Meditation and Self Transformation

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Edward Crangle

Description

Introductory examination of systems of meditative practices found mainly in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Reference will be made to practices followed within Christian traditions. Theoretical/doctrinal/textual foundations are critically examined, with attention to the interpretive problems they present. The unit of study aims to enable students to gain an intellectual understanding of meditation and an ability to consider critically the issues it raises.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (20%) and 1x2-hr exam (30%)

Textbooks

Course Reader

Classes

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

Prohibitions

RLST2023

Assumed Knowledge

12 junior credit points of Religion Studies

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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