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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Asian Studies

Undergraduate Course: Buddhism 3B (ASST10100)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryBuddhist ethics in relation to "modern world issues " and problems
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 161 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 3,000 word essay (40% ) + exam (60% )
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. form a mature and critical understanding of the nature and development of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism in South Asia.
  2. analyse and evaluate a range of primary sources relating to Mahayana and Vajrayana and provide a critical assessment of scholarly discussion of these idioms of Buddhism.
  3. develop skills in critically assessing the history, philosophy, ritual etc. of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism which they can transfer to the study of other religions and areas of cultural history.
  4. communicate their awareness of Mahayana and Vajrayana as specific manifestations of Buddhism which at the same time overlap with other religions and cultures.
  5. develop skills based on their independent writing projects and attain levels of articulacy and coherence in class discussion appropriate to the level of study.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAS Buddhism 3B
Contacts
Course organiserMr Paul Dundas
Tel: (0131 6)50 4175
Email: P.Dundas@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227
Email: david.horn@ed.ac.uk
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