Introduction to Asian Philosophy
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
Main aspects of Asian philosophy, covering the key philosophical ideas in India, starting from the Indian philosophy during the Rgvedic period, Buddhist philosophy and other main Hindu philosophical ideas developed during and after the Buddha’s lifetime.
Differentiate the main schools of Indian philosophy, starting from the RV period onwards; explain the main philosophical ideas of both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; summarize the main ideas of other classical Hindu philosophies, which were developed during and after the Buddha’s time; read and analyze the Hindu and Buddhist philosophical texts.
Objectives of development/revision:
Being up-to-date with current research and didactically more effective.
- group discussion
- Midterm Exam
- Assignments and Final Paper
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