EASTERN AND COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: LOOKING AHEAD (Week 7)
We will have a seminar discussion next week (Thursday, March 11) on the Dhammapada. This will be our main text-based introduction to Buddhism. Our particular edition includes a short introduction and very helpful end-notes. I strongly recommend that you read that latter if you have our edition: Glenn Wallis, ed. and trans.,Dhammapada: Verses On The Way (New York: Modern Library, 2007).
You have three main second-half academic responsibilities:
1) Engaging as a participant in the Week 10 Other Asian Religions Mini-Presentations. (10%)
2) Completing your Comparative Religion Grid due on April 1. (18%)
3) Completing your semester-long Option 1-style or Option 2-style Journal due on April 11. (38%)
It is important that you plan ahead to avoid being overwhelmed by course responsibilities at the end of the semester. I will discuss these assignments in considerable detail during our video sessions, but will have limited patience for students who end up confused about the expectations for these projects as a result of recurrent absences from class.