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as of 7/3/2020

ZEN CULTURE IN KYOTO
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Doshisha University - 'Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.'
UC Course SubjectPhilosophy
Religious Studies
Number & Suffix: 117
Full UC Title: ZEN CULTURE IN KYOTO 
Transcript Title: ZEN CULTURE: KYOTO 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course traces history, evolution and adaptation of Buddhism in Japan, tracing its origins in India. The course introduces the Zen culture of Kyoto, its main teachings, philosophical values, aesthetics, practices and application for daily life. The course develops a global cultural competence and a deeper understanding of Japan; compares different branches of Japanese Zen and Zen manifestations in other countries; and examines the connection between religion, society and nature. Emphasis is placed on the practice of Zen, and each period dedicates time for meditation. Additionally, students have the opportunity to practice ZaZen (sitting Zen) in a monastery under the guidance of a Buddhist monk. Assessment: class attendance (15%), study tour (5%), oral presentation (20%), group research report (30%), midterm exam (20%), and final exam (10%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: JAPANESE THOUGHT AND RELIGION 1-51 
Partner University Department: Collegewide 
Partner University Course Number: N/A