RELI 1716 R - East Asian Religions

Web course

A survey of the history, beliefs, and practices of East Asian religious traditions including Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 1001 (no longer offered) and RELI 1711 (no longer offered).

This course discusses the question ‘What is religion?’ using facts, concepts, and diverse approaches to religion in China, Japan and Korea. The chronological range takes us from ancient traditions to contemporary intersections, such as those between Ancestral Rites and Christianity, as well as Buddhism and Feminism. Each topic is studied through multiple modalities, including group discussion and individual reflection, to hone communication skills and facilitate success on assignments.

CRN for section R: 14756

Instructor: Melanie Coughlin

Melanie Coughlin

About the instructor: I take a practical approach to teaching that balances teacher-student, student-student, and student-self networking. I’ve been teaching East Asian religions and philosophy for five years and enjoy the genuine desire to learn that animates undergraduate education. My own area of specialisation is modern Japanese Buddhist philosophy and I am a former Research Fellow at Kyoto University, Japan. When designing educational materials, I aim to 1) facilitate learning that will be worth remembering, and 2) train skills that will be useful beyond the limits of a single course. Students who take my web-based courses will have access to a variety of audio, visual, video, and textual content.

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