Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQH00202 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 南アジアのヒンドゥー教と仏教
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Hinduism and Buddhism in South Asia
スギキ ツネヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon9-10:IAS K104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture. Question and answer. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Religion
Eligible Students Students from all departments
Keywords Buddhism, Hinduism, religion, India, and South Asia 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Students learn the ethics of Buddhism and Hinduism (Brahmanism) in ancient India. 
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・Knowledge and understanding of "Japanese and Japanese culture"  and "foreign languages and foreign culture" which are prerequisite abilities for communication with peoples in different culture and areas.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
・The knowledge and understanding of one's own language and culture and other languages and cultures that are prerequisite abilities for communication with people from different cultures and areas of specialization.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, deliver presentations at seminars or research meetings, and explain it in an easy way so that people in different cultures and areas of specialization understand. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this course we study the ethical thought regarding lives of human, animals, and plants of Buddhism in Ancient India. Some aspects of the ethical thoughts in Brahmanism (ancient form of Hinduism) are also studied in connection with the Buddhist ethics. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Guidance: Buddhist ideas of the mind and actions and the standard of good and evil.
Lesson 2 Killing, suicide, errors in medical treatment, euthanasia in the Buddhist monastic law.
Lesson 3 Buddhist ethics of criminal punishment
Lesson 4 Buddhist ethics of war (1)
Lesson 5 Buddhist ethics of war (2)
Lesson 6 Buddhist ethics of animal life.
Lesson 7 Buddhist ethics of plant
Lesson 8 Reflection and conclusion

Students are required to submit a paper at the end of this course. 
I distribute a class material in every class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Text, handouts, and PC 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lessons 1-7: Read the class material uploaded on the Bb9 portal before the class. After the class, review it.
Lessons 8: Reflect what you have learnt in this course.
Requirements You must be interested in Indian Buddhism and Hinduism. 
Grading Method Class performance 30% and the final paper 70%.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message I expect your active performances in class. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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