The history and development of Buddhism in America. Topics include the American Transcendentalists and "Eastern" thought, Buddhism and the
Theosophists, the World Parliament of Religions of 1893, the "Zen boom" of the Beat generation, the varieties of Buddhism imported by Asian immigrants beginning in the 1960s, and modern "American Buddhist" communities and practices.
Satisfies a major requirement in Religion.
Satisfies a minor requirement in Religion.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies religion distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.