Courses & Units

Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture HPA276

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

Taught in India by exchange arrangement; may be taken by students who are not enrolled at University of Tasmania.    Further details here.

Enrolment:   Approval is required from the Unit Coordinator

Introduction

An intensive introduction to Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture. 

Students study at the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) and are taught by staff of that institute. Lectures on Tibetan politics, art, music and medicine are also given; and students participate in various ancillary activities, including Indian cultural programs, tours of Varanasi and travel to important Buddhist sites in India, including Bodh Gaya, Raj Ghir and the ruins of Nalanda University. 

Each student is assigned a student colleague drawn from the student body of the CUTS who will help in acculturation and give a 'student's eye view' of Tibetan culture.

Summary

Unit name Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture
Unit code HPA276
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator

 Dr Sonam Thakchoe

Teaching staff

Philosophy and staff of the CUTS

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Summer school (early) Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Summer school (early) Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Summer school (early) 6/11/2017 1/1/2018 1/1/2018 18/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $3,122.00 091701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HMA228, HMA328

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Orientation 2 wks of 2-hr meetings; in India 3 wks of 5 days, 5 hrs per day, plus additional study programs

Assessment

Continuous assessment including 2 weekly 1,000-word essays (50%);     final 4,000-word take-home exam in third week (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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