Although Buddhism has often been characterized as a non-theistic religion, deity worship, visions of utopias and expressions of devotionalism nonetheless pervade much of Buddhism. This course focuses on the diversity of religious doctrines, practices and effects that surround several figures that became objects of devotional traditions among Buddhists.
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.