ASIAN 4441

ASIAN 4441

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course will explore the origins and early developments of a movement in Indian Buddhism known as the Great Vehicle. We will intensively examine a small slice of this movement's voluminous literature so as to better understand its call for a new spiritual orientation within Buddhism. Topics of discussion will include the career of the bodhisattva, the lay/monk distinction, attitudes of Mahayanists toward women and other Buddhists, and the development of Buddhist utopias and transcendent buddhas. 

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one course with significant Buddhist content.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Subfield (RL)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: RELST 4441

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16705ASIAN 4441  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    Prerequisite: One course with significant Buddhist content.