Buddhism and Popular Culture

REL-R 552 — Spring 2020

Asian art of war poster
Heather Blair
Days and Times
TR 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Course Description

This course meets with REL-B 412.

To explore how religion intersects with popular culture, this discussion-intensive seminar takes a global, international perspective on Buddhism. How do media such as manga, film, and fiction shape and change our understandings of Buddhism? What does it mean for a human being or cultural product to be “Buddhist?” And how might Buddhist ideas illuminate our own participation in popular culture? Course materials range from Hollywood movies to philosophical treatises.

3 credits

Interested in this course?

The full details of this course are available on the Office of the Registrar website.

See complete course details