REL 43 Buddhism in America
This course will focus on the transmission, growth, and transformation of Buddhism in America—treating American Buddhism not as an Asian tradition transplanted onto American soil, but rather as a distinctive regional variety of Buddhism that has its own distinguishing characteristics. We will focus on the history of Buddhism in America, major varieties of American Buddhism (including Zen, Tibetan Vajrayana, Theravada, and Soka Gakkai), and contemporary issues in American Buddhism.
Distributive and/or World Culture
INT or Dist:TMV; WCult:W
Offered17S: 10 18S: 2