ASP263 - Buddhist Studies in India

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Study Tour

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Leesa Davis


One unit from: ASR100, ASC211, ASP227, ASR205 and ASR207.

Students can enrol only after being accepted into the study tour.

Please note that study tour units may not run each year. Enrolment is always subject to a selection process and approval by the Unit Chair as places are limited. Therefore students should always identify another unit as an alternative to a study tour unit when planning their course or major.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:


Whole day pre-departure workshop/information session

CloudDeakin module Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Culture

Three x 2 hour pre-departure seminars on Buddhist philosophy

In India:

Classes, Seminars 3 weeks of 5 days, 5 hours per day

Plus additional cultural programs


Study tours will be confirmed by April 2019.  Contact the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team for queries: ARTSED Work Integrated Learning.


An intensive experiential introduction to Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture. Students study at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) and are taught by staff of that institute. Lectures on Tibetan politics, art, music and medicine are also given; and students participate in various ancillary activities, including Indian cultural programs, tours of Varanasi and travel to important Buddhist and Hindu sites in India. Each student is assigned a student colleague drawn from the student body of  CIHTS who will help in acculturation and give a 'student's eye view' of Tibetan culture.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Online Exercises (1000 words) - 25%

Assessment 2 (Individual) – In-country Journal and Test (2000 words) – 50%

Assessment 3 (Individual) – Essay (1000 words) – 25%



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