An Introduction to Buddhism
ASIA 250: An Introduction to Buddhism
Asian Studies 131
This course introduces the origins, history, and development of Buddhism in Asia and around the world. Students will delve deeper into core concepts of Buddhism, the origins and development of different Buddhist traditions, their spread through Asia and later the world, and Buddhism in contemporary societies. Content is based on primary texts in translation (e.g.: canonical and apocryphal texts, auto-/biography), secondary scholarship, and film.