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  • Curriculum of Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Leadership Major in Buddhist Leadership

    Department of Buddhism 1. Title of Curriculum

    Bachelor of Arts Programme in Buddhist Leadership

    2. Title of Degree

    Degrees Full Title: Bachelor of Arts (Buddhist Leadership)

    Degrees Abbreviated Title: B.A. (Buddhist Leadership)

    3. Department Responsible

    Kandy Buddhist Institute for Advanced Studies, Sri Lanka

    Affiliated to Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand.

    4. Objectives

    4.1 To provide students with a sound knowledge in Buddhadhamma

    through study, practice, and experience;

    4.2 To enable students to be conversant in both humanities and social

    science disciplines, besides knowledge and understanding of the

    Buddhist teachings;

    4.3 To enable students to be fluent in languages and also techniques of

    communications both traditional and modern.

    4.4 To enable students to be committed to maintain law and order, and

    discipline in society and enhance social, economic, political, and

    religious well-being of all individuals and social groups and

    communities.

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    5. Structure of Curriculum

    5.1 General Subjects

    5.2 Specialized Subjects

    5.2.1 Core - Subjects in Buddhism

    5.2.2 Major Subjects

    5.2.2.1 Applied Buddhist Subjects

    5.2.2.2 Major Buddhist Leadership

    Subjects

    (1) required subjects

    (2) Elective Subjects

    Total

    30

    110

    30

    80

    10

    70

    42

    28

    140

    credits

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    6. Subjects in Curriculum

    6.1 General Subjects 30 credits All students are required to study general subjects; 30 credits as

    follows:

    6.1.1 Social Sciences 8 credits

    6.1.2 Humanities 8 credits

    6.1.3 Languages 8 credits

    6.1.4 Science and Mathematics 6 credits

    6.1.1 Social Sciences 8 credits

    6.1.1.1 Required Subjects 4 credits

    000 101 Man and Society 2 (2-0-4)

    000 102 General Law 2 (2-0-4)

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    6.1.1.2 Elective Subjects 4 credits

    000 164 Sri Lankan Politics and Government 2 (2-0-4)

    000 104 Economics in Daily Life 2 (2-0-4)

    000 205 Man and Environment 2 (2-0-4)

    000 206 Current World-Affairs 2 (2-0-4)

    6.1.2 Humanities 8 credits

    6.1.2.1 Required Subjects 6 credits

    000 107 Technique of Higher Education 2 (2-0-4)

    000 108 Introduction to Philosophy 2 (2-0-4)

    000 172 Introduction to World Religions 2 (2-0-4)

    000 210 Introduction to Logic 2 (2-0-4)

    Note: Subject 000 107 is required and does not carry credit.

    6.1.2.2 Elective Subjects 2 credits

    000 265 Sri Lankan Culture 2 (2-0-4)

    000 212 Man and Civilization 2 (2-0-4)

    000 213 Life and Psychology 2 (2-0-4)

    6.1.3 Languages 8 credits 6.1.3.1 Required Subjects 4 credits 000 114 Language and Communication 2 (2-0-4) 000 115 Introduction to Linguistics 2 (2-0-4)

    6.1.3.2 Elective Subjects 4 credits Students are required to study two foreign languages 4 credits 113 131 Elementary Sinhala 2 (2-0-4) 113 132 Post-Elementary Sinhala 2 (2-0-4) 113 233 Intermediate Sinhala 2 (2-0-4)

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    113 234 Advanced Sinhala 2 (2-0-4) 113 135 Elementary Tamil 2 (2-0-4) 113 136 Post-Elementary Tamil 2 (2-0-4) 113 237 Intermediate Tamil 2 (2-0-4) 113 238 Advanced Tamil 2 (2-0-4) 113 139 Elementary English 2 (2-0-4) 113 140 Post-Elementary English 2 (2-0-4) 113 241 Intermediate English 2 (2-0-4) 113 242 Advanced English 2 (2-0-4) 113 143 Elementary Thai 2 (2-0-4) 113 144 Post-Elementary Thai 2 (2-0-4) 113 245 Intermediate Thai 2 (2-0-4) 113 246 Advanced Thai 2 (2-0-4) 113 147 Elementary Chinese 2 (2-0-4) 113 148 Post-Elementary Chinese 2 (2-0-4) 113 249 Intermediate Chinese 2 (2-0-4) 113 250 Advanced Chinese 2 (2-0-4) 113 151 Elementary Japanese 2 (2-0-4) 113 152 Post-Elementary Japanese 2 (2-0-4) 113 253 Intermediate Japanese 2 (2-0-4) 113 254 Advanced Japanese 2 (2-0-4) 113 155 Elementary Hindi 2 (2-0-4) 113 156 Post-Elementary Hindi 2 (2-0-4) 113 257 Intermediate Hindi 2 (2-0-4) 113 258 Advanced Hindi 2 (2-0-4) 113 159 Elementary Korean 2 (2-0-4) 113 160 Post-Elementary Korean 2 (2-0-4) 113 261 Intermediate Korean 2 (2-0-4) 113 262 Advanced Korean 2 (2-0-4) 113 163 Elementary French 2 (2-0-4) 113 164 Post-Elementary French 2 (2-0-4) 113 265 Intermediate French 2 (2-0-4) 113 266 Advanced French 2 (2-0-4) 113 167 Elementary German 2 (2-0-4) 113 168 Post-Elementary German 2 (2-0-4) 113 269 Intermediate German 2 (2-0-4)

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    113 270 Advanced German 2 (2-0-4) 113 171 Elementary Russian 2 (2-0-4) 113 172 Post-Elementary Russian 2 (2-0-4) 113 273 Intermediate Russian 2 (2-0-4) 113 274 Advanced Russian 2 (2-0-4) 113 175 Elementary Sanskrit 2 (2-0-4) 113 176 Post-Elementary Sanskrit 2 (2-0-4) 113 277 Intermediate Sanskrit 2 (2-0-4) 113 278 Advanced Sanskrit 2 (2-0-4)

    6.1.4 Science and Mathematics 6 credits

    6.1.4.1 Required Subjects 4 credits 000 238 Basic Statistics and Research 2 (2-0-4) 000 139 Basic Mathematics 2 (2-0-4)

    6.1.4.2 Elective Subjects 2 credits

    000 140 World and Environment 2 (2-0-4)

    000 241 Physical Science and Technology 2 (2-0-4)

    000 242 Introduction to Computer and

    Information Technology 2 (2-0-4)

    000 243 Primary Health Care 2 (2-0-4)

    6.2 Specialized Subjects 104 credits:

    All students are required to study core subjects in Buddhism carrying 30 credits, consisting of Pali Subjects 6 credits, Buddhist Subjects 24 credits and Major Subjects consisting of major Buddhist subjects and applied Buddhist subjects 74 credits as follows:

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    6.2.1 Core-Subjects in Buddhism 30 credits:

    6.2.1.1 Advanced Pali 6 credits

    000 144 Pali Translation and Composition 2 (2-0-4)

    000 177 Pali Usage 1 2 (2-0-4)

    000 278 Pali Usage 2 2 (2-0-4)

    6.2.1.2 Buddhist Subjects 24 credits

    000 147 Tipitaka Studies 2 (2-0-4)

    000 148 Vinaya Pitaka 2 (2-0-4)

    000 149 Suttanta Pitaka 2 (2-0-4)

    000 250 Abhidhamma Pitaka 2 (2-0-4)

    000 151 Buddhist Meditation I (2) (1-2-4)

    000 152 Buddhist Meditation II 1 (1-2-4)

    000 253 Buddhist Meditation III (2) (1-2-4)

    000 254 Buddhist Meditation IV 1 (1-2-4)

    000 355 Buddhist Meditation V (2) (1-2-4)

    000 356 Buddhist Meditation VI 1 (1-2-4)

    000 457 Buddhist Meditation VII 1 (1-2-4)

    000 158 History of Buddhism 2 (2-0-4)

    000 259 Buddhist Festivals and Traditions 2 (2-0-4)

    000 266 Sri Lankan Sangha Administration 2 (2-0-4)

    000 261 Dhamma in English 2 (2-0-4)

    000 262 Dhamma Communication 2 (2-0-4)

    000 263 Research and Literary Works

    on Buddhism 2 (2-0-4)

    Note: Subjects 00 151, 000 253, 000 355 are required and do not carry credits.

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    6.2.2 Major Subjects 80 credits:

    6.2.2.1 Applied Buddhist Subjects 10 credits

    101 301 Buddhism and Science 2 (2-0-4)

    101 302 Buddhism and Social Works 2 (2-0-4)

    101 403 Buddhism and Ecology 2 (2-0-4)

    101 405 Buddhism and Economics 2 (2-0-4)

    111 304 Buddhism and Modern Management 2 (2-0-4)

    6.2.2.2 Major Buddhist Leadership Subjects 70 credits

    A. Required Subjects 42 credits

    113 301 Introduction to Leadership 3 (3-0-6)

    113 302 Buddhism and Peace Studies 3 (3-0-6)

    113 303 Early Buddhist Doctrines 3 (3-0-6)

    113 304 Buddhist Leadership 3 (3-0-6)

    113 305 Buddhism and Gender 3 (3-0-6)

    113 306 Buddhism and Human Rights 3 (3-0-6)

    113 307 Buddhism and International Relations 3 (3-0-6)

    113 408 Buddhist Counseling 3 (3-0-6)

    113 409 Buddhist Ethics 3 (3-0-6)

    113 410 Buddhist Psychology 3 (3-0-6)

    113 411 Buddhist Education 3 (3-0-6)

    113 412 Buddhist Political Philosophy 3 (3-0-6)

    113 413 Buddhist Institutions and Organizations 3 (3-0-6)

    113 414 Buddhist Positive Thinking and Action 3 (3-0-6)

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    B. Elective Subjects 28 credits

    113 315 Early Buddhist Culture 3 (3-0-6)

    113 316 Text Readings on Buddhist Leadership 3 (3-0-6)

    113 317 Hinduism and Hindu Culture 3 (3-0-6)

    113 318 Islam and Islamic Culture 3 (3-0-6)

    113 319 Judeo-Christianity and Western Culture 3 (3-0-6)

    113 320 Management and Development 3 (3-0-6)

    113 421 Management Information Technology 3 (3-0-6)

    113 422 East Asian Religions and Culture 3 (3-0-6)

    113 423 Personality Development 3 (3-0-6)

    113 424 Buddhist Citizen Dialogue 3 (3-0-6)

    113 425 Buddhist Conflict Management 3 (3-0-6)

    113 426 Human Resource Management

    and Development 3 (3-0-6)

    113 327 Buddhist Learning Organization 2 (2-0-4)

    113 328 Change Management

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