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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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PHIL 242 - Introduction to Asian Religion


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C2
Introduction to Buddhism in India, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Japan within the context of related religions including Hinduism, Shinto and the religions of China.

Credit Restrictions: Not open for credit to students with credit for PHIL 342.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-C2 - Lower Division Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. write clear, academically rigorous, argumentative essays.
  2. read complex texts, create original arguments, analyze the arguments of others, and express these criticisms orally and in writing.
  3. demonstrate knowledge of philosophical and/or religious traditions, their relevant concepts, theories, methods, and historical contexts.
  4. develop their capacities for ethical decision making, Socratic humility, openness to the ideas of others, reflective self-awareness, and a life-long curiosity about big questions.
  5. cultivate an appreciation for a diversity of ideas and values across time and for human difference in areas such as: religion, culture, ethnicity, race, class, sexuality, and gender.


C2. Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. Show appreciation for the humanities using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity;
  2. develop their affective and cognitive faculties through studying great works reflecting the rich diversity of human imagination and/or inquiry; and
  3. engage in critical self-reflection relating themes in the humanities to the students’ own lives.



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