RLST-3300 (3) Foundations of Buddhism
Introduction to Buddhist thought and practice in the variety of its historical and cultural contexts. Thecourse begins with an exploration of narrative, cosmology, doctrine and ritual in early Buddhism and the Theravada of South and Southeast Asia. Through case studies, we then trace diverse conceptions of the Buddhist path in Tibet and East Asia where the Mahayana spread. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomore, Junior or Senior) only.