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Undergraduate Asian Studies

2021 Spring Term

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3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.

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