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Fall 2014 General Registration: 8/18/14-8/29/14
Spring 2015 Early Registration: 11/10/14-11/21/14

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 2014

HRHS 4550 : Theravada Buddhism: Asian Traditions 

Instructor(s): Quli Units: 3.0
Time: Tuesday 9:40AM - 12:30PMCourse Level: Advanced
Classroom: JSC 130

In this course we will survey various Theravāda traditions of Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka. Through a sampling of ethnographic and historical studies, we will discuss ritual and liturgical practices, particularly in terms of the relationships between the monastic and lay communities; the history and effects of colonialism in Theravāda countries; issues of Buddhist nationalism; the recent lay meditation movement; the Thai Forest tradition; new religious movements; and Buddhist modernism.
Format: weekly readings with short lectures and seminar discussion; weekly reflection papers, take-home essay exam.
Possible field trip to local Theravāda temple

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