UVa’s Tibet Courses, Summer 2013 – Spring 2014

Spring 2014

RELB 2165 Buddhist Meditation
3 Credits, TuTh 11:00AM – 12:15PM, David Germano, Gibson 101

RELB 3160 Seminar in Buddhism and Gender
3 Credits, Tu 3:30PM – 6:00PM, Karen Lang, Nau Hall341

This seminar takes as its point of departure Carolyn Bynum’s statements: “No scholar studying religion, no participant in ritual, is ever neuter. Religious experience is the experience of men and women, and in no known society is this experience the same.” The unifying theme is gender and Buddhism, exploring historical, textual and social questions relevant to the status of women and men in the Buddhist world from its origins to the present day.

RELB 5055 Buddhist Philosophy
3 Credits each, Mo 3:30M – 6:00PM, Nau Hall 241

Study of the Pali and Sanskritic Buddhist philosophical traditions.

RELB 5480 Literary Tibetan VI
3 Credits, MoWe Varies, Steven Weinberger, Gibson 242 and New Cabell Hall 318

Advanced study in the philosophical and spiritual language of Tibet, past and present. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, or equivalent.

RELB 5810 Literary Tibetan VIII
3 Credits, MoWe Varies, Steven Weinberger, Gibson 242 and New Cabell Hall 318

Advanced study in the philosophical and spiritual language of Tibet, past and present. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, or equivalent.

TBTN 1020 Elementary Tibetan II
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFri, 9:00am-9:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Clemons Library 320

TBTN 2020 Intermediate Tibetan II
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFri, 11:00am-11:50am, Tsetan Nepali, New Cabell Hall 042

TBTN 3030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III
3 Credits, MoWeFri, 12:00pm-12:50pm, Tsetan Nepali, New Cabell Hall 042

TBTN 3040 Advanced Modern Tibetan IV
3 Credits, MoWeFri, 12:00pm-12:50pm, Tsetan Nepali, New Cabell Hall 042

TBTN 8020 Elementary Tibetan II
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFri, 9:00am-9:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Clemons Library 320

TBTN 8021 Intermediate Tibetan II
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFri, 11:00am-11:50am, Tsetan Nepali, New Cabell Hall 042

TBTN 8030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III
3 Credits, MoWeFri, 12:00pm-12:50pm, Tsetan Nepali, New Cabell Hall 042

TBTN 8040 Advanced Modern Tibetan IV
3 Credits, MoWeFri, 12:00pm-12:50pm, Tsetan Nepali, New Cabell Hall 042

TBTN 8060 Advanced Modern Tibetan for Research & Field Work
3 Credits, MoWeFri, 12:00pm-12:50pm, Tsetan Nepali, New Cabell Hall 042

 

Fall 2013

RELB 2054 Tibetan Buddhism Introduction
3 Credits, TuTh 12:30PM – 1:45PM, Kurtis Schaeffer, Nau 101

Provides a systematic introduction to Tibetan Buddhism with a strong emphasis on tantric traditions of Buddhism – philosophy, contemplation, ritual, monastic life, pilgrimage, deities & demons, ethics, society, history, and art. The course aims to understand how these various aspects of Tibetan religious life mutually shape each other to form the unique religious traditions that have pertained on the Tibetan plateau for over a thousand years.

RELB 2100 Buddhism
3 Credits, TuTh 12:30PM – 1:45PM, Karen Lang, Claude Moore Nursing Educ G010

Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantrayana Buddhist developments in India.

RELB 5470 Literary Tibetan V
3 Credits, TuTh 11:00AM – 12:15PM, Steven Weinberger, Wilson Hall 141B

Advanced study in the philosophical and spiritual language of Tibet, past and present. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, or equivalent.

RELB 5480 Literary Tibetan VII
3 Credits, TuTh 11:00AM – 12:15PM, Steven Weinberger, Wilson Hall 141B

Advanced study in the philosophical and spiritual language of Tibet, past and present. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, or equivalent.

RELB 3408 Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy
3 Credits, MoWe 3:30PM – 4:45PM, John Campbell, Gibson Hall 241

Tibet possesses one of the great Buddhist philosophical traditions in the world. Tibetan Buddhist thinkers composed comprehensive and philosophically rigorous works on human growth according to classical Buddhism, works that surveyed ethics, meditation practice, the nature of personal identity, and enlightenment itself. In this seminar we will read and discuss famous Tibetan overviews of Buddhist philosophy. Pre-Requisites: One prior course in religion or philosophy recommended

RELB 5559 Neuroscience and Buddhism
3 Credits, Tu 2:00PM – 3:15PM, David Germano, Dell 1 102

RELB 5559 Tibetan Buddhist Literary History
3 Credits, We 3:30PM – 6:00PM, Kurtis Schaeffer, Gibson Hall 341

RELB 8230 Advanced Literary and Spoken Tibetan
3 Credits, TBA, David Germano, TBA

TBTN 1010 Elementary Tibetan I
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFri, 9:00am-9:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Clark Hall 043

TBTN 2010 Intermediate Tibetan I
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFri, 10:00am-10:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Clark Hall G054

TBTN 3010 Advanced Modern Tibetan I
3 Credits, MoWe, 12:00pm-12:50pm, Fri, 11:00am-11:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Nau Hall 287

TBTN 3030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III
3 Credits, MoWe, 12:00pm-12:50pm, Fri, 11:00am-11:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Nau Hall 287

TBTN 8010 Elementary Tibetan I
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFri, 9:00am-9:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Clark Hall 043

TBTN 8011 Intermediate Tibetan I
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFri, 10:00am-10:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Clark Hall G054

TBTN 8012 Advanced Modern Tibetan I
3 Credits, MoWe, 12:00pm-12:50pm, Fri, 11:00am-11:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Nau Hall 287

TBTN 8030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III
3 Credits, MoWe, 12:00pm-12:50pm, Fri, 11:00am-11:50am, Tsetan Nepali, Nau Hall 287

 

 

Summer 2013

For complete details see the section on this website for UVa’s Summer Intensive Tibetan Language Program

RELB 2252 Buddhism in Film
3 credits, MoTuWeThFr 10:00AM – 3:00PM, Kurtis Schaeffer, Gibson Hall 242

This course is an introduction to Buddhism and an exploration of the place of Buddhism within contemporary Asian, European, and North American cultures through film. The goals are 1) to identify longstanding Buddhist narrative themes in contemporary films, 2) to consider how Buddhism is employed in films to address contemporary issues, and 3) to gain through film a vivid sense of Buddhism as a complex social and cultural phenomenon.

Summer Study Abroad