Taught in India by exchange arrangement; may be taken by students who are not enrolled at University of Tasmania. Go to Philosophy: Buddhist Studies in India Program to find out more and register.
Enrolment: Approval is required from the Unit Coordinator
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.
|Unit name||Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Orientation 2 wks of 2-hr meetings; in India 3 wks of 5 days, 5 hrs per day, plus additional study programs.
Continuous assessment including 2 weekly 1,000-word essays (50%); final 4,000-word take-home exam in third week (50%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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