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While the IBS offers a set of classes each semester, there are instances in which a class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If there are enough students to warrant, and the instructor is willing, such a class may be converted from a regular class format to a directed studies format, with fewer meetings over the course of a semester.

Course Listings for Spring 2013

HRHS 5526 : Topics in Buddhism in the West: Buddhism in Film 

Instructor(s): Mitchell Units: 3.0
Time: Tuesday 9:40AM - 12:30PMCourse Level: Intermediate
Classroom: IBS/JSC Room 131

This courses uses film as a means to explore Buddhism in Western contexts. How is Buddhism and how are Buddhists represented in film? And what do these representations reveal about our attitudes toward both religious persons and religion more generally? The course is organized around film screenings and seminar discussion taking into account current methodological considerations from both film studies and Buddhist studies. Previous Buddhist studies experience is recommended.
Course format: seminar discussions around film screenings.
Evaluation: participation in class discussions, film reviews, final paper or project.

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