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REL 207: Understanding Buddhism (3 credits)

Course Description

Survey of major forms and practices of Buddhism. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: ENG 100 and either REL 150 or REL 151.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the myths, histories, doctrines, and practices of the major schools of Buddhism.
  • Identify each school's understanding of the human condition, ethics, knowledge, death, the afterlife, and conceptions of the divine.
  • Interpret primary sources.
  • Examine the relationship between religion and culture/society.
  • Question and think critically.

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