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2013 HPA297 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA397

Not Offered


Examines the nature and philosophical foundations of Buddhist ethical practice. Particular emphasis is given to the theory of nonviolence as developed in the classical Buddhist tradition as well as its development in other traditions, and a range of other issues, with special attention also given to Ghandi`s philosophy of non-violence.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HPA297 - 3,000-word essay (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)
HPA397 -3,500-word essay (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: internal: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)
external: web-based delivery (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,I
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Web dependent - L,N,W
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,N,W,I
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

M.Excl HPA229/329 Buddhism, Satyagraha and Nonviolence
Prereq 25% level 100 philosophy or, where appropriate, 1st-year course in any discipline

STAFF: Dr S Thakchoe

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