Undergraduate Course: Buddhism 3A (ASST10099)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The backgroun and teachings of early Buddhism.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||3,000 word essay (40 ) + exam (60 )
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Essay on a topic covered in semester 1, 100%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- form a mature and critical understanding of the origins of Buddhism.
- analyse and evaluate a range of primary sources relating to early Buddhism and provide a critical assessment of scholarly discussion of this topic.
- develop skills in critically assessing the history and culture of early Buddhism which they can transfer to the study of other religions and areas of cultural history.
- communicate their awareness of early Buddhism as a unique human endeavour which at the same time overlaps with other religions and cultures.
- develop skills based on their independent writing projects and attain levels of articulacy and coherence in class discussion appropriate to the level of study.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||AS Buddhism 3A
|Course organiser||Mr Paul Dundas
Tel: (0131 6)50 4175
|Course secretary||Mr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227