Course Description

REL 330
Buddhism [Lecture] (3.0)



This course examines the variegated and diverse manifestations of Buddhism in the world today, and in historical development. The various phenomena of this world religion, in practice and community, ritual and interaction, will be examined within the context of the Religion and Humanities Division of Roberts Wesleyan College. As one of the core courses in Religious Studies, we will examine our subject as an academic subject in a college classroom, thinking critically and analyzing for the purpose of learning by experience, contact, and conversation. The course will contain experiential aspects, including experience with local Buddhists, and will involve research and writing components. A particular part of the class will be examining Buddhist inter-faith dialogue, especially Buddhist-Jewish and Buddhist-Christian dialogue. Prerequisites: BIB 101, 102, and PHL 202-Religion. (Offered on demand)

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