Course Outline: BP409 Buddhism and Other World Religions, 2011/2012, Semester 1
- Esposito, John L., et al. World Religions Today. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University, 2009. Print.
2.Recommended for Reference
- Ellwood, Robert S., et al. Many People, Many Faiths. 8th ed. New Jersey: Pearson Education, 2005. Print.
- Matthews, Warren. World Religions. 3rd ed. Canada: Wadsworth, 1999. Print.
- Smart, Ninian. Religious Experience of Mankind. 11th Reprint. Glasgow: William Collins Sons, 1981. Print.
- Online materials, selected articles, summaries, and various related extracts.
All students will need to:
- Attend class and cooperative learning
- Do all assigned readings
- Participate actively
- Write one compulsory essay
- Have a field visit if possible
The goals of this course are primarily twofold:
- 1.To provide students with an understanding of how each religion evolved historically and spiritually.
- 2.To explore the contemporary practice of each religion
In addition, we will study some of the interactions that have taken place among the religions. This will allow students to place two or more religions side-by-side and examine their similarities/differences. Ultimately, then, students will learn the basic tenets of each faith in order that they may gain the ability to discuss each religion and its corresponding history, practice, and relationship to other faiths.
All tests, assignments and examinations are graded as follows with grade point and numerical marks:
|Grade||Performance||Grade value||Percentage Equivalence|
|F||Fail||0.0||29 or less|
|WF||Withdrawn because of failure|