LIBERATION THEOLOGY: EAST & WEST
(WINTER QUARTER, 2003)
FACULTY: Jorge Gilbert, Lib 1608-A, 867-6740. email@example.com
Ryo Imamura, Lab I Room 2024, 867-6148. firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE HOURS: After class meetings and during breaks (also TBA)
CLASS HOURS : Monday: 12-3pm LH 2 (lecture)
5-7pm Lab 1 1047 (dinner & student-led activity)
7-9pm (small group seminar)
Tuesday: 11-2:30pm LH 2 (video/discussion)
3:30-5:30pm CAB 110 (large seminar)
Wednesday:9-noon (library research, group project meetings, and writing tutoring)
Friday: 1-5pm PLA Video-Project
- ALTAR IN THE STREET (CHAVIS)
- I, RIGOBERTA MENCHU (MENCHU)
- THE EMERGENCE OF LIBERATION THEOLOGY (SMITH)
- THE FACES OF BUDDHISM IN AMERICA (PREBISH & TANAKA)
- THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRIT (ALLENDE)
- THE PATH OF COMPASSION (EPPSTEINER)
- PUTTING BUDDHISM TO WORK (INOUE)
- UNEXPECTED NEW (MACAFEE BROWN)
MAJOR CHANGES FROM FALL QUARTER:
1. Liberation Theology and Engaged Buddhism will be taught as two separate modules under the umbrella title of "Liberation Theology: East & West". All program activities and books will focus in depth on either LT or EB and not on the integration of the two movements.
2. Each student will have to bring his/her own copy of the eight assigned books to each of the seminars. Do not share copies to save money. Books are the required tools of all students just as hammers and saws are required of all carpenters.
Reading: The Path of Compassion (articles by Western writers only)
Monday: Lecture Western Engaged Buddhism
PSW #4; seminar discussion
Tuesday: Video Zen on the street
Work on group projects
- Reading: Altars in the Street
- Monday: Holiday
- Tuesday: Lecture Buddhist Ethics
- Video Chasing Buddha: Life is not a sentence
- Seminar; PSW #6
- Reading: Putting Buddhism to Work
- Monday: Lecture Psychotherapy & Buddhism
- Food (#4); SLA (#5)
- PSW #7; Seminar discussion
- Tuesday: Speaker George Draffan
- Reading: Unexpected News
- Monday: Lecture - The New World Order
- Food (#5)
- SLA (#1)
- PSW #8; seminar discussion
- Tuesday: Video: World Challenge
- Monday: Final Examination [open notes]
- Student Presentations
- Tuesday: Student Presentations
Liberation Theology: East & West (Winter, 2003)
By remaining in this program, you are agreeing to abide by the following guidelines:
1. To attend and to participate in all sessions in a timely manner. Inform the faculty member as soon as possible if you are unable to attend or will be late. Excessive absences (more than 3 instances per quarter) or tardiness will result in loss of credit.
2. To be prepared for all sessions by having carefully read the reading assignments beforehand.
3. To bring own copy of the assigned books to all seminars.
4. To submit all written work and all self, faculty, and student evaluations promptly. Late submissions will not be accepted except in unusual and dire circumstances.
5. To resolve any disputes by the accepted College procedure of working in the context `closest to home (i.e., attempt resolution first with the fellow student(s) and/or the faculty member; then with the academic deans; and further, if necessary, according to the Grievance Policy).