Courses & Units

Buddhist Philosophy HPA319

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

Introduces students to the principal traditions of Buddhist philosophy. The unit begins with an examination of the discourses of the Buddha in the Pali tradition and an examination of the common core of all Buddhist philosophical schools. It then studies the Mahayana tradition, with attention both to Buddhist analyses of the nature of phenomena and to Buddhist moral theory.

Summary

Unit name Buddhist Philosophy
Unit code HPA319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator

Dr. Sonam Thakchoe

Teaching staff

Dr. S Thakchoe

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development, methodology and philosophical positions within a range of Buddhist philosophies.
  2. Critically analyse philosophical positions and arguments from a range of Buddhist Philosophical schools.
  3. Develop your own philosophical position, construct an argument to defend that position and to identify and address challenges to your own position.
  4. Communicate both verbally and in writing using philosophical language and academic style.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091701 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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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:

HPA219

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 weeks)

Off Campus: web-based delivery (13 weeks)

Assessment

Task 1: Online quizzes (15%)

Task 2: Take home exam (35%)

Task 3: Peer based assessments (15%)

Task 4: Essay, 3500 words (35%)

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Textbooks

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