A comparative study
A survey of the history of Buddhism, including beliefs, practices, and scriptures, along with a comparison to basic Christian ideals. The course is organized in three modules: (1) The History of Buddhism, (2) Buddhism: Belief and Practice, and (3) Sacred Writings. 3 semester hours of graduate credit.
• Summarize the general history of Buddhism, along with its spiritual, socio-historical, and ethnocentric dimensions
• Assess key issues essential to understanding the distinctions between Buddhism and Christianity
• Compare and contrast the sacred scriptures and specific concepts of Buddhism and Christianity.
Credit. Credit requires a 70 percent score on three multiple-choice exams, an essay exam. and a research paper. Each is valued at 20 percent of the final grade. A sample multiple-choice exam problem is given below.
Buddhism originated in (A) China, (B) India, (C) Indonesia, (D) Japan.
Ample e-books are available in the Electronic Collection without cost to the student.