Aug 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HST 298 Dalai Lama, Kungfu, Sumo, and Fengshui: History of Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, and Taoism

3 Credit(s) PGR WC
This course will closely examine Tibet and the Dalai Lama, Kung Fu, Sumo wrestling, and Fengshui as a gateway to understanding the diverse worldviews found in East Asia’s most prominent religions: Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, and Taoism. Students will learn that these religions provide followers with spiritual inspiration and intellectual interpretations for understanding the relationship between humans and the universe. As they compare and contrast East Asian religions to other world religions and their religious beliefs and practices, students will analyze the role of religion in creating ethical values, fostering emotional maturity, and influencing personal behavior. The research methods used in this course will guide students to discover, interpret, and share information responsibly.  Three lecture hours per week.