Class 12325 RELB 2252 - 001 (Lecture)
Buddhism in Film
Instructor Kurtis Schaeffer
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Kurtis SchaefferMoTuWeThFr 10:00AM - 3:00PMGibson Hall 142
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Enrollment: (Show Graph) 10 students (capacity 20)
Status: Open, Waitlist Available When Full
Units: 3
Meeting Dates: 06/02/2014 - 06/13/2014
Class Components: Lecture Required
Enrollment Requirements: None
Requirement Designation: Non-Western Perspectives
Class Attributes: None
Grading: Graded
SIS Description: This course is an introduction to Buddhism and an exploration of the place of Buddhism within contemporary Asian, European, and North American cultures through film. The goals are 1) to identify longstanding Buddhist narrative themes in contemporary films, 2) to consider how Buddhism is employed in films to address contemporary issues, and 3) to gain through film a vivid sense of Buddhism as a complex social and cultural phenomenon.
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