An Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy and Religion - 120

This course is intended to introduce prospective students to Chinese philosophies and Buddhism. Through an exploration of religious and philosophical development in China, students will be able to better understand the influence on contemporary Chinese ideology and everyday life. On the philosophical side, the focus will be on Daoism (as a school of thought and as a special Chinese indigenous religion) and Confucianism. On the religious side, emphasis will be placed on Buddhism. Though rooted in textual analysis, this a multi-faceted course integrating a practical, hands-on component that differentiates it from other theory-only philosophy and/or religion courses with the addition of supplementary media materials. 

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Asian Studies
Religious Studies

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