RELST 3341

RELST 3341

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)
Course Attribute (EC-SAP)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3341

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17320 RELST 3341   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person