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2013 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
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

An intensive introduction to Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture. Students study at the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) 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 CUTS who will help in acculturation and give a 'student's eye view' of Tibetan culture.

WEIGHT: 25%

ASSESSMENT: HPA276 - Continuous assessment including 2 weekly 1,000-word essays (50%), final 4,000-word exam essay in third week (50%)
HPA376 - Continuous assessment including 2 weekly 1,000-word essays (50%), final 4,500-word exam essay in third week (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
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INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

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

STAFF: Staff from the School of Philosophy and staff of the CUTS

FEES
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KEY

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