BSTD 208: Methodology of Buddhist Studies

The aim of this course is to develop a critical appreciation of the methodological tools used in the study of Buddhism in modern academic and traditional contexts. Particular emphasis is placed on analyzing the assumptions, claims, and practical implications of different methodologies. This course provides an opportunity for students to critically reflect upon their own education and engage in debates currently shaping the future of the study of Buddhism around the world.

Prerequisites

BSTD 102: Buddhist Traditions: History and Culture II or permission of the instructor.