This course is a survey of different approaches to the study of Buddhism, including textual, anthropological, sociological, historical, and bibliographic. Particular attention will be given to contemporary critical studies, appropriate historical and social contextualization of doctrinal claims, and relations between Buddhism and other religions in the modern world.

May be upgraded for doctoral students.

[HRHS 1515 strongly recommended; Auditors with Faculty Permission]

HR 1630 : Methods in the Study of Buddhism