RELS386 Buddhism: A History

Updated: 02 June 2017
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 UNE 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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.