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A Survey of Buddhism - ASNS2011

Year - 2020

This unit provides a survey of the major issues and developments in Buddhism's 2500 year history from its beginnings in India to subsequent developments in other parts of Asia, such as Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, and its transmission to the West in the modern era. Students will be introduced to Buddhist thought, practices, literature, and artistic expressions, as well as academic approaches to the study of Buddhism.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1xtutorial presentation (500wd equivalent)(15%), 1xquiz (500wd equivalent)(15%), 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 1x1500wd exam (30%)


12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Asian Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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