The Classical Chinese Philosophy of Life

RELS 0120 S01 [CRN: 15669]

An introduction to the origins and early development of the indigenous religious thought of China from the oracle bone divination of the Shang Dynasty to the ethical philosophy of Confucianism and the cosmology and mysticism of Daoism. The course will seek to identify and elucidate the basic elements of the distinctive Chinese world view and demonstrate how they have shaped the nature of religious practice and experience and how they have been shaped by them. Works of interpretive scholarship will be used to supplement the primary texts in translation that will form the course. Optional lab section.
Course Syllabus
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Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm Tue, Thu - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
11 (Dec 19, 2014 9:00am)