Many courses in addition to those listed below may be eligible for fulfilling the requirements of the Five College Buddhist Studies Certificate. Students are encouraged to consult a Buddhist Studies Program campus advisor to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.



Guide to USING THE ONLINE course list:

Please note that course offerings may change and lists may be updated, so it is helpful to check back regularly.

Please check the Five College Academic Calendar for important dates on each campus.

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Fall 2021 Courses

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ARHA 261 01 Buddhist Art of Asia Samuel Morse MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
ASLC 256 01 Buddhist Ethics Maria Heim TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
ASLC 260 01 Buddhist Art of Asia Samuel Morse MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
ASLC 350 01 Cool Buddhist Texts Maria Heim TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
ASLC 360 01 Buddhist Stories Lei Ying TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
RELI 255 01 Buddhist Ethics Maria Heim TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
RELI 350 01 Cool Buddhist Texts Maria Heim TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
RELI 360 01 Buddhist Stories Lei Ying TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
BUS 120 02 Study of Buddhism Anh Tran TU 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Smith College
PHI 127 01 Indian Philosophy Nalini Bhushan TU TH 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Smith College
REL 261 02 Colq: Buddhism & Social Justice Anh Tran TU TH 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM Smith College

Tibetan Studies in India Program (J Term)

As part of an ongoing academic exchange program with the Tibetan universities in exile in India, each year the Five Colleges send fifteen students to spend January term studying Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan history and culture, and Tibetan textual analysis in an intensive program taught by the faculty of the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. 

For more information on this program, visit the program website