EASTERN AND COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: ORIENTATION FOR WEEK 7 (February 27 - March 5)


We are reaching the half-way point of the semester.  The focus for this week should be on readying your Journal-In-Progress for submission and on beginning our three-week unit on Buddhism.

Your responsibilities for the week are the following:

1)  Submit your Journal-In-Progress through Blackboard at the beginning of the week as a single file (due date March 1).  Hand-written assignments are acceptable but must be legible, neatly organized, and in a single file.  Your Journal will not be graded at this time and you do not need to be completely up-to-date with your Journal.  However, it is mandatory that you hand in your Option 1 or Option 2 Journal and I do expect to see that you have been working on this assignment throughout the first half of the semester..

2)  Watch the two-hour PBS documentary "The Buddha -- The Story Of Siddhartha."

3)  Begin to browse in the Buddhism: On-Line Text and familiarize yourself with the Buddhism resources that are included in the Week 8 and Week 9 course curriculum.

4)  Fill out and return the survey sheet for the Other Asian Religions Workshop and review the instructions for the Comparative Religions Grid.


 

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