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Indo–Tibetan Philosophy, History and Culture

Enrolment code: HPA276/376

Offered: Off-shore: summer school

Special note: taught in India by exchange arrangement; may be taken by students who are not enrolled at University of Tasmania; enrolment by letter of offer from School.

Unit description:

An intensive introduction to Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture. Students study at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) 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 CIHTS who will help in acculturation and give a ‘student’s eye view’ of Tibetan culture.

Staff Professor J Malpas (Coordinator) and staff of the CIHTS For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 25% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern orientation 2 wks of 2-hr meetings; in India 3 wks of 5 days, 5 hrs per day, plus additional study programs Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 any faculty  
Mutual exclusions HMA228/328  
Assessment mode continuous assessment including weekly 1,000-word essay, half-hour oral exam (3 wks) (50%), final 4,000-word exam essay (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy
Asian Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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