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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 Fall 2013

HR 2850 : Buddhism and the West 

Instructor(s): Mitchell Units: 3.0
Time: Tuesday 2:10PM - 5:00PMCourse Level: Intermediate
Classroom: JSC 131

This course surveys the history of Buddhist traditions in the West. Beginning with 19th century colonial contact and Asian immigration through 21st century global exchanges, we will explore the various ways that Buddhists, Buddhist communities, and Buddhist ideas have come to and developed in Western contexts.
This course fulfills the “Buddhism in the West” or “Buddhism in America” requirement for the Buddhist Chaplaincy program.
GTU doctoral students are encouraged to enroll.
Previous Buddhist studies courses helpful but not required.
Format: discussion, lecture.
Evaluation: class participation, book review or field trip, final research paper.

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