RELST 165 - Zen Buddhism/Japanese Culture

Description
An examination of the origin of Zen, its development in China, and its transmission to Japan forms the historical background for an investigation of the nature of Zen, its philosophy, method of attaining enlightenment, monastic life and important masters (e.g. the Sixth Patriarch, Dogen, Basho, Hakuin). The course also examines the influence of Zen on Japanese cultural phenomena like poetry, tea, painting, rock gardens and the martial arts. This course counts toward the International Studies major. Distribution Requirements: HE, IP.
Credits
4
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2019
Offered
MWF
Avg. Class Size
22
Avg. Sections
1