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The seminar will meet each Wednesday for the entire year, from 9:00 - 12:00 in STH 318. The day of meeting may change in the second semester. Section numbers are used to differentiate the two semesters for registration purposes; section A1 is for the Fall (2 credits) and section B1 for the Spring (2 credits). Both semesters are required for full credit.

The work of the seminar will be divided among those participating. Aside from films and visiting experts, presentations by students and discussion will be the usual procedure.


This is a fast moving seminar, with reading-response papers substantial due almost every week. Those papers and seminar participation are the basis for the grade.


Please acquire the following books (available in the BU Bookstore):

Wing-Tsit Chan, ed., A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy

Adward Conze, ed., Buddhist Texts through the Ages

Edith Hamilton, Mythology

Paul Muller-Ortega, The Triadic Heart of Siva

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles Moore, eds., A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy

Arvind Sharma, ed., Religon and Women

Arvind Sharma, ed., Today’s Woman in World Religons

Huston Smith, The World’s Religions

Walpola Sri Rahula, What the Buddha Taught

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