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PHIL 320 Asian Philosophy

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Course Description

A survey of philosophical traditions of Asia with focus on the most influential thinkers and classical texts of Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Topics include human nature and social relations, moral values (such as humaneness, duty, and non-injury), theories of knowledge, and metaphysical notions (such as karma, nirvana, chi, and yin/yang).

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 5b; Area 9C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)