Historical and thematic study of Buddhist thought and practice in representative Asian cultures. Topics include the nature of Gautama Buddha's enlightenment, sectarian and philosophical developments, cultural values, psychological insights, contemplative practices and ethical views.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Religion distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies East Asian Studies requirement.
Satisfies South Asian Studies requirement.