SPECIAL NOTE: taught in India by exchange arrangement; may be taken by students who are not enrolled at University of Tasmania;
enrolment by letter of offer from School.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
Offering in O
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
An intensive introduction to Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture. Students study at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) and are taught by staff of that institute. Lectures on Tibetan politics, art, music and medicine are also given; and students participate in various ancillary activities, including Indian cultural programs, tours of Varanasi and travel to important Buddhist sites in India, including Bodh Gaya, Raj Ghir and the ruins of Nalanda University. Each student is assigned a student colleague drawn from the student body of the CIHTS who will help in acculturation and give a 'student's eye view' of Tibetan culture.
ASSESSMENT: continuous assessment including weekly 1,000-word essay, half-hour oral exam (3 wks) (50%), final 4,000-word exam essay (50%)
TEACHING PATTERN: orientation 2 wks of 2-hr meetings; in India 3 wks of 5 days, 5 hrs per day, plus additional study programs
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Resource supported teaching & learning - O Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.