A regional study of Buddhism & Buddhist traditions. The regional focus is announced each semester & may include India, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, & East Asia. Prerequisite(s): REL600 or 606; Waived for BC May be taken three times for credit with advisor approval. 

History of women in Buddhism, including their roles, status, education, value, & leadership. The course examines changes in the status of Buddhist women over time & examples of the female sacred & of women regarded as exemplary models.