Religions of East and Southeast Asia (5 ECTS)
Organizer: Åbo Akademi University/ University Network for Asian Studies
Time: Autumn 2019. Course starts October 1, 2019.
Goals: A basic understanding of the plurality of religions in East and Southeast Asia, both in terms of their history, doctrines and practices, but also their contemporary relevance
Contents: This course provides an introduction to the rich variety of religions found in East- and Southeast Asia, from the Buddhism of Tibet to the Islam of Indonesia, all of which evince a fascinating history but remain of vital importance in today’s society as well.
Taken as: two written assignments and a final essay.
Application period: August 26 – September 15, 2019. Go to application instructions. This course has a maximum intake of 60 students. Students are selected in the order of application. The places are divided evenly between the member universities. Some universities may define quotas on the number of students who can take courses offered by the Asia Network. Information about the quotas is published before the application periods start.