May 17, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022

ASIA 112 - Buddhist Literature

Cross-Listed as RELI 112  
Buddhist Literature introduces students to the forms, style, and usages of Buddhist literatures, as well as considerations of their content as well as their histories of creation, commentary, and social use. We will examine the structure of Buddhist canonical literatures but will also be focused on non-canonical literatures such as stories of past-life memories, biographies, and narrative visual and physical arts. Texts from multiple traditions of Buddhism, including Theravāda and Mahāyāna, will be included. This course’s primary activities will be reading, discussion, and reflective work. Alternate years. (4 Credits)