RELS386 Buddhism: A History

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.

Pre-requisites 12cp in RELS including RELS180 or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST386 or HIST486 or HIST586 or RELS305 or RELS405 or RELS586
Notes None
Combined Units RELS586 - Buddhism: A History
Coordinator(s) Mun-Keat Choong (mchoong@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit presents a historical study of Buddhism from its origins to modern times. It includes early Indian Buddhism and the major historical and regional varieties of the Buddhist tradition. Particular attention is paid to the fundamental teachings of Early Buddhism. The aim is to provide a good general knowledge of the religion and a firm foundation for further study.

Referenced Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Reference material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Introducing Buddhism

ISBN: 9780415550017
Prebish, C.S. and Keowin, D., Routledge 2nd ed. 2010

Note: Also available as an e-book.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

What the Buddha Taught

ISBN: 9780802130310
Walpola, R., Grove Press revised ed. 1974

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 35% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 2 50% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 3 15% 1000
Assessment Notes

Participation exercise. Written responses and participation in online discussions and on campus classes.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1,2,4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge with depth regarding the fundamental teachings and practices of Buddhist tradition;
  2. critically analyse and synthesise information, problems, concepts and theories regarding the fundamental teachings of Early Buddhism (the foundations of Buddhism);
  3. independently research and develop arguments regarding the principal aspects of Buddhist history (the historical development of Buddhism from its origins); and
  4. present in a clear and coherent fashion knowledge and ideas regarding the fundamental teachings and practices of Buddhist tradition.