Buddhist Philosophy

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Buddhist Philosophy

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    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 Objectives
    1. 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.

Course Disclaimer

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.