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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

FILM 47.22 Buddhism and Film

Film is a powerful medium for expressing religious ideals and sentiments, but often produces stereotypes and misconceptions based on cultural presuppositions. This course will explore the ways in which films in Asia and the West have presented Buddhist religion, philosophy, practices, saints, and institutions. Readings will provide an introductory survey of central topics in Buddhism, but students will also learn to critically assess the films assigned weekly as multi-layer texts composed of sights and sounds.

Cross Listed Courses

REL 41.02

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:NW

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.