Religions of the Silk Roads: Interaction of Buddhism, Islam and Others

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Religions of the Silk Roads

Spring 2020

Taught By: Marleen Kerson

Section: AX

CRN: 7436

Credits: 4

Join us as we travel with monks, princesses and plunderers along the Silk Roads, the network of trade routes that have linked Asia, the Middle East and Europe from the second century BCE to the present. Through the lens of religion, we will explore cross-cultural connections in Silk Road countries such as today’s China, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iran. We will trace the histories and precepts of major religions shaped by these connections: Buddhism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, and Nestorian Christianity. Working with primary and secondary texts, students will lead discussions, and write a sequence of short papers working toward a final project. This is a Seminar-Plus course, so we will supplement our learning with experiences such as exhibitions and public programs related to our course content.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:51am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020