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RELS 390 - Zen Buddhism in American Culture
Summer 2020, Section 21

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000539 RELS 390 21 Zen Buddhism in American Culture
05/09 - 08/16
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4.0 Open Darling, Patricia
Completely Online-Asynchronous Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
5/9/2020 - 8/16/2020 n/a na - na n/a Darling, Patricia

Notes
  • Note: This is a completely online faculty-designed independent study. No required proctored exams. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to www.metrostate.edu/solr.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 10 Enrolled: 0 Seats Remaining: 10

Restrictions
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until May 15, 2020, 11:59PM CST.
The last day to add this course is May 15, 2020. The last day to drop this course is May 15, 2020.
The last day to withdraw from this course is July 27, 2020.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

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Course Level
Undergraduate

General/Liberal Education Category
Upper Division Liberal Studies

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 06 - Humanities/Fine Arts
    • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
    • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
    • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
    • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Goal 07 - Human Diversity
    • Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
    • Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
    • Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
    • Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.

Description
This course explores the historical background and cultural impact of Zen Buddhism as it has been inherited and assimilated into American life. It includes a survey of historical Buddhism and its transmission lines from China, Japan and Vietnam, and an overview of Zen philosophy and psychology; approaches to diet and health; Zen arts and social ethics; and Zen impact on American religious seekers. The class also considers political activism among the students of Zen and American women's role in transforming traditional patriarchal Zen. Field trips to a Zen temple and a Zen center are required.

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