ASIA 250: An Introduction to Buddhism

An Introduction to Buddhism

ASIA 250: An Introduction to Buddhism


12 credits Asian Studies 131

English 100

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, autobiography), secondary scholarship, and film.