Undergraduate Asian Studies
2021 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN RELIGIONS
Asian Studies 111
An introduction to the major religious traditions in the cultural areas of South, Southeast, and East Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto.
BUDDHISM: THE MIDDLE WAY
Asian Studies 232
This course introduces the wide range of Buddhist ideas and practices that have developed in Asia. It considers the social context in which Buddhism developed, the philosophical bases of all Buddhist schools, the development of the Mahayana, Buddhist Tantra, and Buddhist practices in South, Southeast and East Asia.
ASIAN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT
Asian Studies 303
A study of selected texts and religious thought from India, China, and Japan in relation to their impact on personal spiritual development and cultural integration.
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Asian Studies 361
A study of contemporary and historical interrelationships between the natural environment and the economic, political and cultural activities in South and Southeast Asia. Countries studied include: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Phillipines.