Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
An introduction to the central teachings of Buddhism is provided in this subject. It will consider such fundamental Buddhist concepts as suffering and its cessation, enlightenment, rebirth, nirvana, along with the practice of meditation. The traditions of Zen, Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism will each receive some consideration.Learning Objectives1. An understanding of Buddhist traditions in their historical, cultural, religious and philosophical aspects.
2. An ability to think philosophically about core principles of Buddhist Philosophy.
3. An ability to clearly communicate ideas and practices of Buddhist traditions.
4. An ability to discuss philosophical and religious ideas in a respectful, informed, critical and cooperative manner.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.