Religious Studies | The Taoist Tradition
R369 | 3598 | Campany


R369 The Taoist Tradition (3 Cr.) MW 1:00-2:15 SE 140 (Campany) *Carries
Culture Studies Credit

A lecture course introducing the major texts of the Taoist philosophical
tradition and the history and structure of the Taoist religion, China's
only indigenous higher religion.  Readings
include primary and secondary works.  This course attends to the full
range of Taoist ideas and practices, including revealed scriptures, social
and communal structures, meditative and other
self-cultivational techniques (dietary, sexual, alchemical, and monastic
practices), and rituals and festivals.  Film and slide materials form an
integral part of the course.  Requirements
include tests and micro themes.