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  • Credits: 2Max Enrollment: 999
    Course Type: LectureSection Enrollment: 47
    Instructional Method: Remote onlyWaitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
    Time/Location: Remote Instruction M 7:05 PM-9:35 PM / REMOTE

    This course introduces students to the academic study of Buddhism through readings, lectures by Smith faculty and guests, and trips to local Buddhist centers. We critically examine the history of Buddhist studies within the context of numerous disciplines, including anthropology, art, cultural studies, gender studies, government, literature, philosophy and religion, with a focus on regional, sectarian and historical differences. Materials to be considered include poetry, painting, philosophy, political tracts and more. This course meets during the first half of the semester only. Graded S/U only.  First half of term course. {H}
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 999
    Course Type: LectureSection Enrollment: 28
    Instructional Method: Remote onlyWaitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: Remote Instruction T Th 10:55 AM-12:10 PM / REMOTE

    What can anthropologists teach us about religion as a social phenomenon? This course traces significant anthropological approaches to the study of religion, asking what these approaches contribute to our understanding of religion in the contemporary world. Topics include religious experience and rationality; myth, ritual and magic; rites of passage; function and meaning; power and alienation; religion and politics. Readings are drawn from important texts in the history of anthropology and from contemporary ethnographies of religion. {S}
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