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Undergraduate Courses

In view of increasing interest in the academic study of Buddhism, the Centre of Buddhist Studies is offering undergraduate courses that focus on the fundamental understanding of Buddhist history, culture and doctrines as well as their interdisciplinary relevance.

Each course carries six credits. Students from ALL faculties are welcome. There are two modes of taking the course:

•  Choose any course(s) as free elective(s); or
•  Declare a minor in Buddhist Studies (for details, pls. click here)


Courses Offered in 2021-22

Timetable and Class Venue

Semester 1

BSTC1004

Introduction to Buddhism

BSTC2002

Life and Buddhism

BSTC2004

Chinese Buddhism and Ritual

BSTC2005

Buddhism in todays world

BSTC2006

Buddhist psychology and mental cultivation

BSTC2008

Sanskrit language I

BSTC2009

Japanese culture and thought: the Buddhist impact

BSTC2014

Chinese Buddhist art

BSTC2015

Tibetan language I

BSTC2022

The evolution of Buddhist meditation

BSTC2024

The Buddhist Conquest of China

Semester 2

BSTC1003

Introduction to religious studies

BSTC2003

The Influence of Zen Buddhism on Japanese Aesthetics

BSTC2021

Buddhist ethics

BSTC2027

Tibetan Buddhism

BSTC2028

Making Sense of Chan Buddhism

 

Common Core Course

CCCH9018 Buddhism and Chinese Culture (under the category of China: Culture, State & Society)

CCCH9044 Dunhuang and the Silk Road: Art, Culture and Trade (under the category of China: Culture, State & Society)

CCHU9062 Buddhist Visions in World Cinema (under the category of Humanities)

For more information about common core courses, please visit here.

All courses are taught in English for students from all faculties.

Information on Plagiarism

(Last updated: July 22, 2021)

 

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