Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BB201002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 仏教学概説
Subject Name
Subject Name in
General Introduction of Buddhism
ネモト ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues9-10,Fri5-6:LET B204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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lecture: writing on the board 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Philosophy
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Philosophy and Thought
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic understanding of Philosophy and Thoughts (including Liberal Arts Education)
・Acquisition of basic knowledge about Philosophy and Thoughts

Secondary School Social Studies/Geography/History/Civic Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to collect, understand, analyze, and evaluate data and materials about studies related to social science.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・To be able to summarize the outcome of research, studies, education practice and social activities, and to deliver presentations. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Introduction to Buddhist philosophy. We will examine the nature of human existence from the viewpoint of Buddhism that originated in India and was transmitted to Tibet, China, and other parts of Asia.  
Class Schedule lesson1: What is Buddhology?
lesson2: Early Buddhism
lesson3: Sectarian (Nikaya) Buddhism
lesson4: Development of Mahayana Buddhism
lesson5: Madhyamaka philosophy
lesson6: Yogācāra-Vijñānavāda philosophy
lesson7: Tathāgatagarbha theory
lesson8: Buddhist logic and epistemology
lesson9: Later Indian Buddhism
lesson10: Transmission of Buddhism to Tibet
lesson11: Rnying ma pa and Sa skya pa
lesson12: Bka' brgyud pa and Dge lugs pa
lesson13: Discussion (1)
lesson14: Discussion (2)
G. Nagao (ed.), Sekai no meicho 2: Daijo butten, Chuo-koron-sha. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) mainly writing on the board 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
You are requested to have preparations and reviews. 
Grading Method examination result 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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