the World: Eastern
Professor Charles Ess. Drury
University. Eastern religions survey course with selected lecture
Carol Anderson. Kalamazoo College. Asian religions survey course.
Religions of East
Victor Hori. McGill University. East Asian religions introductory survey
course which includes information on modern developments and the New
Religions of Japan. Includes paper assignments.
Joe Wilson. University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Introduction to the
religions of East Asia with related Internet links.
Professor Dr. Zimany. Blackburn
College. Introductory survey course on Asian religions.
Professor Ivan Strenski. University of
California, Riverside. Buddhism survey course.
Past and Present
On-line course on the history of
Indian Buddhism taught by Peter Friedlander via Internet or
correspondence. The entire course, including lectures, tutorials and a
reading list, is on-line. The lectures include Buddhist philosophy,
history, texts, and art.
Thought and Action
Professor Jeffrey Timm. Wheaton
College. Course addresses the question "What is Buddhism?" Examines
several Buddhist traditions.
Professor James S. Dalton. Siena
College. Introductory survey course on the history, development and
structure of the religious traditions of Buddhism. Includes a detailed
course outline with discussion of various topics.
Professor Kate Blackstone.
University of Manitoba. Survey course which explores different Buddhist
traditions with a focus on the transformation of Buddhism as it entered
different cultural regions.
Professor John Cort. Denison
University. A historical and thematic survey course of Buddhism from the
time of the Buddha through the present. Examines how Buddhism has changed
over time in Asia and North America.
Professor Richard Hayes. McGill
University. Explores the evolution of doctrines, practices and
institutions as they are described in the Pali canon and other key
Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand
Professor Mahinda Deegalle. McGill
University. Explores historical, social, doctrinal and philosophical
aspects of Theravada Buddhism in South Asia.
Buddhism in East
Carol Anderson. Kalamazoo College. Examines the evolution of Buddhist
teachings, sociological data and the relationship of Buddhism to other
traditions in East Asia.
Professor Victor Hori. McGill
University. Survey of the philosophical concepts and some of the narrative
imagination of Mahayana Buddhism.
Lotus Sutra: A Course in Mahayana Buddhism
A collection of syllabi from several
professors and detailed background information on several topics about the
Zen: Maxims and
Victor Hori. McGill University. This survey course on Zen Buddhism covers
the Buddhist background from which Zen developed, Japanese Zen monastic
practices, and some recent critical controversies regarding Zen art and
Zen as nationalism.
Professor Joseph Adler. Kenyon
College. This course concentrates on Japan and China, with some discussion
of Korea and the United States. Includes links to Zen Buddhism
Professor Peter Gregory.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Course on Zen Buddhism; includes
syllabus, paper topics, and reading suggestions.
Philosophy and Religion
Professor David Jones. Upper level
introductory course on Japanese religion and philosophy from ancient to
and Chinese Buddhism
Professor Bryan Van Norden. Vassar
College. Survey philosophy course on Neo-Confucianism and Chinese
Buddhism. Includes background notes and a glossary of Buddhist
Buddhism in the West
Worlds in the U.S.A.
Professor Richard Seager. Hamilton
College. Course on Buddhism in America. Explores a variety of traditions
and themes involving Buddhism’s development in American culture.
Metaphysics: Mahayana in Theravada
Professor Mahinda Deegalle. McGill
University. Examines the interactions between Mahayana Buddhist Schools
and Theravada religious establishments in Sri Lanka.
and the Social Order
Professor Steven Kemper. Bates
College. Anthropology course on Buddhism and the Social Order. Examines
Buddhism’s religious teachings, but focuses on its social and political
role. Includes Internet links on related topics.
Professor Fred Allendorf.
International Society for Environmental Ethics Syllabus Project. Course on
Buddhism and Ecology.
Religions: Buddhism and Christianity
Professor Karen Louise Jolly.
University of Hawaii, Manoa. Course on the Spread of Buddhism and
Christianity. Many Internet links on related topics and images.
Wisdom and Compassion
An introduction to the study of
religion through three traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity.
The course examines how we approach the study of religion and explores the
world views, lives and practices of Hindus, Buddhists and
Asian and Buddhist Art
The Arts of
Professor Catherine Pagani. University
of Alabama. Survey course on Buddhist art, includes a bibliography and
The Wheel of
lesson based on the Wheel of Life. Provides explanations for each part of
the image. (Under construction, but what is there is useful.)
Art of the
Professor Esther Jacobson. University
of Oregon. Syllabus for a course on art of the Silk Route; includes
Ideas and Forms
in Asian Art
Professor Melinda Takeuchi. Stanford
University. Syllabus, paper topics, and many Internet links.
University’s Religious Studies syllabus archive
A wide selection of Religious Studies
syllabi from 1996 to the present.
Development Program’s (University of Hawai’i) database of religious
Syllabi for a wide variety of Asian
Studies topics, including religion.
Syllabi Page by
syllabi of Joe Wilson, professor of Asian Philosophy and Religion at the
University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
hosted by Columbia University. Detailed and far-reaching collection of
teaching aids on Asia. Includes workbooks and lesson plans.
America Academy of Religions Syllabi
Database of religious studies syllabi,
including several courses on Buddhism; also contains links to other
Page of Professor Bruce Matthews of Acadia University
Contains syllabi for courses on South
Asian culture and introduction to Asian culture.
Asian Studies: A Guide for Teachers
By Mara Pinto Oess. Provides resources
such as lesson plans and maps for high school level introduction to Asian
studies; includes a brief introduction to Buddhism.
University of Wyoming’s
Introduction to Buddhism Page. Includes assigned readings, glossary and
and Four Disciples
Princeton High School Virtual Museum.
Interactive introduction to Buddhism lesson based on an on-line image of
the Buddha with links to specific topics such as the Four Noble Truths, 32
marks, mudras etc. Geared towards younger students.
Bhutan. On-line version of the PBS program. Includes a lesson on "Buddhism