WR-239: Introduction to Daoism (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Introduction to Daoism
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Introduces key developments in Daoist practice. Provides a brief sketching of the cultural context of late ancient China (900BCE – 90CE), including some biography regarding the scholars Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu, and Confucius (700BCE – 300BCE). Also examines the modern appeal of Daoism in the western United States and beyond, including rituals, disciplines, and some theology. To accomplish both the context goals and the understanding of practice, course work compares and contrasts Daodeching and Chuang-tzu with the more familiar aphoristic writing of Marcus Aurelius in order to locate the value of this ancient faith by contrasting it with something that is suitably similar and more familiar in terms of presentation.

WR-130 or WR-131, grade "C" or better
MTA Categories
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
General Education Categories
  • Humanities and Fine Arts

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
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Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2016 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.