Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 222 - Asian Thought

Explores the philosophical, mythical, and religious thought of the traditions of the East, examining secular thought and religious convictions and studying their influence on each other. Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, and other substantive thought systems, as well as some indigenous religions, will be discussed. Each tradition’s views of nature, society, self, deity, and afterlife will be studied; attention will be paid to the roles of women and/or minority groups within the traditions. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 050  , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly PL 210.

3 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze the religious traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
  • Distinguish each tradition’s view of nature, society, self, deity, and the afterlife.
  • Discuss the role that ethics plays in each tradition and the themes of liberation and enlightenment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of each tradition in terms of starting point, goals, and means for achieving those goals.
  • Describe the roles or functions of women or minority groups in each tradition.
  • Explain how the worlds of philosophy and religion are intermingled in the traditions of Eastern thought.

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