2007 HPA276 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA376

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.

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA276 O

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Summer O On Campus Offering in O 28-DEC-2006 04-JAN-2007 15-JAN-2007 01-FEB-2007

* 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).

Offered in Courses: [R3A]
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DESCRIPTION

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.

WEIGHT: 25%

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

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 any faculty
M.Excl HMA228/328

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Summer)

STAFF: Dr S Thakchoe (Coordinator), staff from school and staff of the CIHTS

FEES
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KEY

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.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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