Buddhism is the dominant religion in many Asian countries and has played an important role in the history and culture of Asia.
The minor in Buddhist Studies provides an introduction to Buddhism through its Indian origins (RELS 102) and then allows you to focus on the development of Buddhism in other regions of Asia.
You may also choose to combine your study of Buddhism with the study of one or more of the languages of the Buddhist scriptures (Sanskrit, Chinese, or Japanese).
Buddhist Studies is also available as an optional minor subject for the degrees of:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Theology (BTheol)
- Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) endorsed in Buddhist Studies
Note: Endorsement may require enrolment in papers totalling more than 120 points, depending on the extent of prior study in relevant subjects and whether the student wishes to be eligible for postgraduate study in the subject of endorsement.
Master of Arts (MA) in Buddhist Studies - coursework option
With approval from the Head of Department, one 500-level paper from a relevant subject may be substituted for one of HUMS 501-503, RELS 521, 522, 523, 531.
Minor Subject Requirements
Buddhist Studies as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
RELS 102 Hinduism and Buddhism
Also see below
Must include one 300-level paper and at least two other papers above 100-level.