East/West World View
East/West Worldviews examines worldviews and their underlying assumptions. Worldviews are sometimes rooted in philosophy, religion and myth, each characterized by its rituals and symbols. The course focuses on the religions originating in India (Hinduism and Buddhism); in East Asia (Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Zen Buddhism); and in the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). Also includes Western rationalism and the scientific view of the cosmos. It studies the ways in which philosophy and/or religion affects the concepts of nature, self, society and ultimate reality.