Philosophy of Eastern Religion
This course examines Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism from a 'religion as organism' perspective: focusing on their organically intertwined histories, their capacity for adapting to their changing environments and the changing needs of the people to whom they have ministered, and the interactive roles that reason and emotion have played in their evolution as belief systems.
- Semester 1 - 2015
1. Impart to students knowledge of the three religions in question: their histories, doctrines and philosophies; the influence they have had on each other's histories, doctrines and philosophies, the various means by which they have dealt with the human predicament, and the light they shed on the nature of human nature.
2. Develop students' analytical, written and oral presentation skills.
Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism:
- their histories, doctrines and philosophies;
- the influence they have had on each other's histories, doctrines and philosophies,
- the various means by which they have dealt with the human predicament, and
- the light they shed on the nature of human nature.
At least 20 units of PHIL or RELI at 1000 level, or 40 units of any other courses at any level.
Essay: Minor Essay
Essay: Major Essay
In Term Test: Take-Home Exam
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
In compressed mode the equivalent number of contact hours will be delivered over a 3 week period through various modes of delivery.