May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

REL 295-04 - Special Topic: Zen Buddhism

4 credits (Spring)
Zen is one of the most popular modes of Buddhist traditions. The course explores the history, doctrine, literature, institution, and art of Chan and Zen Buddhism in Asia and in the United States. It  includes reading and discussion of religious, cultural, and political issues related to the development and transmission of this renowned tradition. Topics include (1) Chinese Chan, (2) Japanese Zen, (3) American Zen, and (4) Zen arts.

Prerequisite: REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing.
Instructor: Y. Chen