Introduction To Buddhism

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction To Buddhism

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Religion, Theology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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  • Overview

    Introduction To Buddhism
    Module code: 4AAT1901
    Semester: Semester 2 (spring)
    Module description:
    This module is an introduction to Buddhism. It focuses on the exploration of the ?3 Jewels? of Buddhism, i.e. the Buddha (its founder and inspirational icon), the Dharma (his teachings, including doctrinal developments in subsequent centuries and systems of practice) and the Sangha (the communities of those who identify themselves in different ways as ?Buddhists?). It will look at how Buddhist perceived the world and deities in the pre-modern period, and how they analysed human experience as a background to religious practice. It will examine core religious practices and look at the major historical developments of institutional Buddhism in India, and at how Buddhism has spread across Asia, producing distinctive expressions in different countries, and to the West in the 20th century.
    Study abroad entry requirement: None
    Credit level: 4
    Credit value: 15
    Teaching pattern: One one-hour weekly lecture and one one-hour weekly seminar over ten weeks.
    Assessment: written examination/s; coursework;
    One 2,500-word essay (40%) and one two-hour examination in the summer term (Period II) (60%)

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