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.
Please note that course offerings may change and lists may be updated, so it is helpful to check back regularly.
Five College Interchange pre-registration for Fall 2021 is not expected to open until summer 2021. The list of courses below is incomplete and subject to change. Courses from UMass Amherst and Amherst College are listed, but courses from Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College are NOT yet listed. Please click here for more information about course registration for this fall, and if you’re a part of a Five College certificate program, please contact your certificate advisor for more information.
Please check the Five College Academic Calendar for important dates on each campus.
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|Subj Abbr||Course #||Sect #||Course Title||Instructor(s)||Meeting Times||Institution|
|ASLC||144||01||Religion Ancient India||Maria Heim||TTH 01:30PM-02:50PM||Amherst College|
|ASLC||253||01||Theravada Buddhism||Maria Heim||TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM||Amherst College|
|RELI||143||01||Religion Ancient India||Maria Heim||TTH 01:30PM-02:50PM||Amherst College|
|RELI||253||01||Theravada Buddhism||Maria Heim||TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM||Amherst College|
|PHI||108||01||THE MEANING OF LIFE||Lois Dubin; Jay Garfield||TTh 03:15-04:30||Smith College|
|REL||108||01||THE MEANING OF LIFE||Lois Dubin; Jay Garfield||TTh 03:15-04:30||Smith College|
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.