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ASIA 431 Tibetan Literature, Genres, and Book Culture

Tibetan literature, textual genres, and book and printing culture from the seventh century to the present.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ASIA 431 001Web-Oriented Course2 Tue Thu17:0018:30

UBC has confirmed that all Asian Studies Term 2 courses will be online. The meeting days and times currently displayed reflect the maximum time that students will be expected to meet synchronously with the instructor. Courses that are meeting for fewer than 3 hours per week will have traditional lectures replaced with asynchronous learning tasks. The overall workload of the course will remain unchanged.

If this course is blocked please sign up for the waitlist section. Students will be placed into the class based off our department priority guidelines. For more information please visit: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/undergraduate/department-wait-lists/ (Is the class blocked even though there are a few seats that are free? This is normal. Please check our website for what this means.)

Uncover mystic Buddhist songs written by great Tantric adepts, steer through the complexity of philosophical treatises of great Tibetan Buddhist scholars, or read thrilling adventures in epic literature. In this course, students will read and discuss Tibetan literature in English translation (no language requirements) and engage with aspects of the rich material religious culture of Tibet, such as manuscripts and block prints.

Week 1, 2, and 13 will be synchronous, the regular schedule for Week 3 - 12 will be: Tuesday (asynchronous) video lecture, Thursday (synchronous) session.

BlockedASIA 431 W01Waiting List2 Tue Thu17:0018:30

Registering for this section does not mean you are enrolled in the course, this is a waitlist section. Students will be moved off the waitlist into the course automatically once there is space. For more information including our department priority guidelines please see: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/undergraduate/department-wait-lists/