BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAM in Buddhism

มิถุนายน 13, 2019 by Posted in: เมนูหลัก

Bachelor of Philosophy Program

In Buddhism

Bodhisastra University, Florida, USA

Religious Independent Education Institute  

 

Name of Institute:                    Bodhisastra University, Florida, USA

Campus/Faculty/Department –

 

  1. Course Name: Bachelor of Philosophy Program in Buddhist Science

 

  1. Name of Degree and Branch

Full name:            Bachelor of Philosophy in Buddhist Science

Abbreviation:       B.Phil. (Buddhist Science)

 

  1. Fields of Study

3.1 Buddhist Studies

3.2 Meditation and Mindfulness

 

Students will choose any subject to register in the course of practice in that area for 24 credits, such as those enroll in the branch of Social Entrepreneurship must practice in social entrepreneurship. If they choose a Business Administration course, they must practice in business administration, etc.

 

  1. Credits throughout the program: 121 credits

 

  1. Philosophy, significance and objectives of the curriculum

5.1 Philosophy and significance

Bachelor of Philosophy Program in Buddhist Studies aims to promote knowledge, ability and skills of Buddhist monks  to be exalted by having knowledge and understanding of both the mundane aspects and Buddhist teachings, application of principles in the modern world Including promoting the general public, both Buddhists and other non-Buddhists, to have knowledge and understanding of Buddhist teachings as well.

5.2 Objectives

5.2.1 Develop monks and novices as well as general people of all religions to have knowledge and understanding of the principles of Buddhism and application to society.

5.2.2 In order to be able to live happily In a society that changes violently and rapidly

5.2.3 Provide education that focuses on learning from real situations and actual operations in the community, strengthen the skills and spirit of social entrepreneurs.

5.2.4 Focus on education for problem solving and community development, for the leaders and volunteers of the community using knowledge and process of Buddhism

 

  1. Educational management system

6.1 Learning system

6.1.1 Bachelor’s degree program: 4 years or 8 regular semesters

6.1.2 Using a dual education system, with 1 academic year divided into 2 academic semesters

6.2 Comparative credits in the dual system

1 credit is equal to 1 hour of lectures per week or 15 hours per 1 semester.

 

  1. Course implementation

7.1 Day-time for teaching and learning

The duration of each course is as follows:

Semester 1, February – June

Semester 2, July – November

7.2 Opportunity for students

Both regular and special education

7.3 General qualifications of the applicants

7.3.1 Graduation not lower than upper secondary school level, ordinary or professional line, or equivalent according to the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, or

7.3.2 Who did not complete high school education but is a social entrepreneur whose work is evident, not less than 25 years of age, starting from the first semester, must have a certificate of knowledge equivalent to the upper secondary school according to the criteria set by the university.

7.4 Educational management model

1) Classroom education

2) Distance learning in the E-Learning system

3) Research Program

4) Online Video Conference

5) Self and Independent Study

6) Project – Based Learning

 

7.5 Credit Transfer Courses and enrollment across the university

The transfer of the results of the study of students from other institutions, the transfer of the results of the study of students in the educational system or outside the educational system, job comparison or comparison of experiences of non-formal education or informal students, or being a person with obvious social entrepreneurship comparable in each course, by studying at least for 21 credits and having to attend university on a distance system of not less than 1 semester.

 

  1. Courses

8.1 Total credits throughout the program: 121 credits

8.2 Course structure

1) General Education Courses:                                                         30 credits

2) Basic Courses:                                                                              21 credits

3) Major courses:                                                                              39 credits

4) Minor group:                                                                       7 credits

5) Practice:                                                                              24 credits

Total                    121 credits

 

8.3 Courses

1) General Education Courses:             30 credits

  1. Life and Learning (BOU12101): 3 credits
  2. Occupation and quality of life (BOU12102): 3 credits
  3. Community and social development (BOU12103): 3 credits
  4. Ethics in life (BOU12104): 3 credits
  5. Volunteer spirit and citizenship (BOU12105): 3 credits
  6. Use of local language (BOU12106) 3 credits
  7. Use of English (BOU12107): 3 credits
  8. Use of English (BOU12108): 3 credits
  9. Using English (BOU12109): 3 credits
  10. Computer use (BOU12110): 3 credits

 

2) Basic Courses:                                  21 credits

  1. History of Buddhism (BOU12201): 3 credits
  2. Sutra Studies(BOU12202): 3 credits
  3. Vinaya Studies (BOU12203): 3 credits
  4. Abhidhamma Studies (BOU12204): 3 credits
  5. Mahayana Buddhism (BOU12205): 3 credits
  6. Comparative Religions (BOU12206): 3 credits
  7. Important Buddhist literature (BOU12207): 3 credits

 

 

3) Major courses:                                  39 credits

  1. Information technology for propagating Buddhism (BOU12301) 3 credits
  2. Buddhism and globalization (BOU12302): 3 credits
  3. Buddhism and development (BOU12303): 3 credits
  4. Buddhism in contemporary society (BOU12304): 3 credits
  5. Administration of Buddhist affairs (BOU12305): 3 credits
  6. Administration of temples and places of worship (BOU12306): 3 credits
  7. Temples and Communities Development (BOU12307): 3 credits
  8. English for propagation of Buddhism (BOU12308) 3 credits
  9. Buddhist camp management (BOU12309)                    3 credits
  10. Buddhist Culture (BOU12310) 3 credits
  11. Buddhism and Politics(BOU12311) 3 credits
  12. The current Sangha administration (BOU12312) 3 credits
  13. Pali for Propagation (BOU12313) 3 credits

 

4) Minor group                                     7 credits

  1. Meditation and Mindfulness 1 (BOU12401) 1 credit
  2. Meditation and Mindfulness 2 (BOU12402) 1 credit
  3. Meditation and Mindfulness 3 (BOU12403) 1 credits
  4. Meditation and Mindfulness 4 (BOU12404) 1 credit
  5. Meditation and Mindfulness 5 (BOU12405) 1 credits
  6. Meditation and Mindfulness 6 (BOU12406) 1 credits
  7. Meditation and Mindfulness 7 (BOU12407) 1 credit

 

5) Practice group                                   24 credits

  1. Practice 1 (BOU12501) (Writing and project presentation) 3 credits
  2. Practice 2 (BOU12502) (Situation and Environmental Analysis) 3 credits
  3. Practice 3 (BOU12503) (Action Plan 1) 6 credits
  4. Practice 4 (BOU12504) (Action Plan 2) 6 credits
  5. Practice 5 (BOU12505) (Removing work lessons) 3 credits
  6. Practice 6 (BOU12506) (Writing reports and presentations) 3 credits

 

Notes: Practical courses change according to the branch that the student registers for study (Except religious courses)

 

Course Code Assignment and Meanings:

Number 1 means Degree 1 = Bachelor degree, 2 = Master’s degree,

3 = Doctorate degree

Number 2 means First Course

Number 3 means Subject Group

Number 4-5 refers to the Sequence of Courses in the Group.

 

  1. Rules or Criteria for Grades

9.1 The scoring system is divided into 8 levels.

Score                              Levels

A                          4.0

B+                        3.5

B                          3.0

C+                        2.5

C                          2.0

D+                        1.5

D                          1.0

F                           0

Transferred Credits, use CP – Credit from Portfolio

 

9.2. For non- scoring system, use the following symbols:

Symbols                 Meaning

S                           Satisfied

U                          Unsatisfied

I                            Incomplete

P                           In Progress

W                         Withdrawn

 

9.3. Verification process for student achievement standards

9.3.1 Instructors give examples of student assessments for all course verifications.

9.3.2 Establish a review committee to randomly check the student’s grades or reports.

9.3.3 Compare the individual examination scores of each subject to meet the criteria for each instructor to have a scoring standard, especially those with more than one instructor.

9.3.4 Prepare the standardized test for the same course in the case of multiple examiners.

9.3.5 Survey opinions of the graduate users about each test question to standardize the test.

 

9.4 Graduation Requirements

9.4.1 Study and registration as required by the curriculum within 5 years.

9.4.2 Must have a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.00.

9.4.3 Must have passed the practicum or practice of professional experience as specified in the course.

 

10 Sample of Education Plan

 

10.1 Regular registration from the 1st year to the last year

 

1st year, 1st semester

  1. Life and learning (BOU12101) 3 credits
  2. Career and quality of life (BOU12102) 3 credits
  3. Community and social development (BOU12103) 3 credits
  4. Ethics in life (BOU12104) 3 credits
  5. Volunteer mind and citizen consciousness (BOU12105) 3 credits
  6. 6. Local language usage (BOU12106) 3 credits
  7. 7. Meditation and Mindfulness 1 (BOU12401) 1 credit

 

1st year, 2nd semester

  1. 1. English usage 1 (BOU12107) 3 credits
  2. 2. Computer use (BOU12110) 3 credits
  3. History of Buddhism (BOU12201): 3 credits
  4. Information technology for propagating Buddhism (BOU12301) 3 credits
  5. Buddhism and globalization (BOU12302): 3 credits
  6. Buddhism and development (BOU12303): 3 credits
  7. 7. Meditation and Mindfulness 2 (BOU12402) 1 credit

 

2nd year, 1st semester

  1. 1. English usage 2 (BOU12107) 3 credits
  2. Sutra Studies(BOU12202): 3 credits
  3. Mahayana Buddhism (BOU12205): 3 credits
  4. Comparative Religions (BOU12206): 3 credits
  5. Important Buddhist literature (BOU12207): 3 credits
  6. 6. Meditation and Mindfulness 3 (BOU12403) 1 credits
  7. Practice 1 (writing and project presentation) (BOU12501) 3 credits

 

2nd year, 2nd semester

  1. English usage 3 (BOU12108)                                       3 credits
  2. Vinaya Studies (BOU12203): 3 credits
  3. Buddhism in contemporary society (BOU12304): 3 credits
  4. Abhidhamma Studies (BOU12204): 3 credits
  5. Administration of Buddhist affairs (BOU12305): 3 credits
  6. 6. Meditation and Mindfulness 4 (BOU12404) 1 credit
  7. 7. Practice 2 (BOU12502) (Situation and Environmental Analysis) 3 credits

 

3rd year, 1st semester

  1. Administration of temples and places of worship (BOU12306): 3 credits
  2. Temples and Communities Development (BOU12307): 3 credits
  3. English for propagation of Buddhism (BOU12308) 3 credits
  4. Buddhist camp management (BOU12309) 3 credits
  5. Meditation and Mindfulness 5 (BOU12405) 1 credits
  6. 6. Practice 3 (BOU12503) (Action Plan 1) 6 credits

 

3rd year, 2nd semester

  1. Buddhist Culture (BOU12310) 3 credits
  2. Buddhism and Politics(BOU12311) 3 credits
  3. The current Sangha administration (BOU12312) 3 credits
  4. Pali for Propagation (BOU12313) 3 credits
  5. 5. Meditation and Mindfulness 6 (BOU12406) 1 credits
  6. 6. Practice 4 (BOU12504) (Action Plan 2) 6 credits

 

4th year, 1 st semester

  1. 1. Meditation and Mindfulness 7 (BOU12407) 1 credit
  2. 2. Practice 5 (BOU12505) (Removing work lessons) 3 credits
  3. 3. Practice 6 (BOU12506) (Writing reports and presentations) 3 credits

 

10.2 Regular Registration in Transferred Students Group

Transferred students mean students who have work experience and success in life in the field that students choose to study, with clear empirical results. This group of students can be transferred by allowing at least 1 semester in the course to be transferred. Transferred students must write out their experience or body of knowledge, not less than 1 page.

 

  1. Course Descriptions

1) General Education Courses 30 credits

(1) Life and learning (BOU12101)                                                          3 credits

History of life from childhood up to the present, struggles, commitment, overcoming ambition, aspiration, motto / core concepts, career efforts, raising a family, community and social care, success of social work, examples or focus on one most outstanding work / activity and should end the last line with important ideas or the well-known title or name that has been called, or commitment to overcome in the future, and presentation.

 

Learning, training, seminars and study tours of important work, both in the system and outside the system, the essence of learning, important ideas, and applying knowledge to work, or transfer of  important ideas in life, and presentation.

 

(1) Quality of life development (BOU12102)                               3 credits

Caring for both the physical and mental health of oneself, family and society, practices of doctrine of religion related to the development of quality of life, the practice of religious principles for the development of quality of life, and presentation.

 

(2) Community and social development (BOU12103)                            3 credits

Understanding the situation of the community and society, creating a good consciousness and volunteering in various activities of communities and society, principles of good citizens, the role of citizens in social development, and presentation.

 

(3) Ethics in life (BOU12104)                                                       3 credits

Meaning of ethics, business ethics, examples of businesses with good governance, good governance, and presentation.

 

(4) Volunteering and Citizenship (BOU12105)                                       3 credits

Understanding the situation of the community and society, creating a good consciousness and volunteering in various activities of communities and society, principles of citizens, the role of citizens in social development, practice and presentation.

 

(5) Local language usage (BOU12106)                                         3 credits

Principles and practice of listening, reading, thinking, writing and speaking skills in local dialects. In listening and reading, it is important to understand and express opinions. For reading, it focuses on reading aloud with writing, focusing on language. For writing, the main focus is on paragraphs, rhetoric, expression, as well as collecting and recording information. For speaking, it will focus on conversations, interviews, storytelling, knowledge transfer, and logical thinking.

 

(6) English usage 1 (BOU12107)                                                  3 credits

Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a combination of 4 skills, based on studying the grammatical structure of the language as the foundation and focus heavily on reading in order to help use the language of communication in daily life correctly.

 

(7) English usage 2 (BOU12108)                                                  3 credits

Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a combination of 4 skills, based on studying the grammatical structure of the language as the foundation and focus heavily on reading in order to help use the language of communication in daily life correctly.

 

(8) English usage 3 (BOU12109)                                                  3 credits

Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a combination of 4 skills, based on studying the grammatical structure of the language as the foundation and focus heavily on reading in order to help use the language of communication in daily life correctly.

 

(9) Computer use (BOU12110)                                                     3 credits

Working principles of computer operating systems, using software packages to prepare documents and presentations to individuals and agencies involved in online information search professions, and database preparation at the individual level and related agencies in the profession.

 

2) Basic Courses 21 credits

(1) History of Buddhism (BOU12201)                                          3 credits

Study of Buddhism history since after the Buddha lifetime and the spread of Buddhism to various countries around the world

 

(2) Sutra Studies (BOU12202)                                                      3 credits

Classification and the main content of the teachings in the scripture of Sutras

 

(3) Vinaya Studies (BOU12203)                                                   3 credits

Classification and content of the main teachings in the Vinaya scripture.

 

(4) Abhidhamma Studies (BOU12204)                                        3 credits

Classification and content of the main teachings in the scripture of Abhidhamma.

 

(5) Mahayana Buddhism (BOU12205)                                         3 credits

Mahayana denomination, main Mahayana senior monks, expansion and current conditions.

 

(6) Comparative Religions (BOU12206)                                                3 credits

Compare each major religion, such as the origin, founders, prophets, important teachings, etc.

 

(7) Important Buddhist literature (BOU12207)                                      3 credits

Important literary works in Buddhism after the Buddha lifetime, composed by renowned Buddhist monks and authors, such as Visuddhimagga, Mangkaladipani, Buddhadhamma, etc.

 

3) Major courses    39 credits

(1) Information technology for propagating Buddhism (BOU12301)        3 credits

Influence of information technology on modern society, Buddhism in modern society, Guidelines for dissemination of Buddhism, social studies, case studies, and practice.

 

(2) Buddhism and globalization (BOU12302)                               3 credits

Globalization society, social change and impacts, expansion and human adaptation.

 

(3) Buddhism and development (BOU12303)                                       3 credits

Community and social development, Buddhist approach to development, Buddhist guidelines for development, case study, and practice.

 

(4) Buddhism in contemporary society (BOU12304)                             3 credits

Social evolution and development, current social conditions, the role of Buddhism in today’s society, case study, and practice.

 

(5) Management of Buddhist affairs (BOU12305)                        3 credits

Buddhist organizations, management and administration of Buddhist organizations, Buddhist affairs and activities.

 

(6) Management of temples and places of worship (BOU12306) 3 credits

Temple or monastery management, establishment of temples and religious places, maintenance of temples and religious places, development of temples and religious places, case study, and practice.

 

(7) Development of temples and communities (BOU12307)                  3 credits

Current temple conditions, current state of the community and society, development guidelines according to the United Nations, case studies, practice training.

 

(8) English for the propagation of Buddhism (BOU12308)                    3 credits

English for propagation of Buddhism, important Buddhist terms, core teachings of Buddhism, and practice.

 

(9) Buddhist camp management (BOU12309)                                       3 credits

Organizing general camps, organizing Dhamma camps, material and process of Dhamma camp, case study, and practice

 

(10) Buddhism and Culture Art (BOU12310)                               3 credits

Arts, culture, arts and culture in Buddhism, the essence of Buddhism arts and culture in local society.

 

(11) Buddhism and Politics (BOU12311)                                              3 credits

Relationship between Buddhism and politics, the teachings of Buddhism in politics, administration and government.

 

(12) Current Sangha Administration (BOU12312)                       3 credits

Monastic rule from the past to the present, highlights and limitations of the Sangha administration laws.

 

(13) Pali Studies for Propagation (BOU12313)                                      3 credits

Importance of Pali in propagation of Buddhism and in various chants, reading and basic Pali translation.

         

4) Minor subjects group 7 credits

(1) Meditation and Mindfulness 1 (BOU12401)                                    1 credit

Meditation , chants, contemplation, mindfulness, meditation.

 

(2) Meditation and Mindfulness 2 (BOU12402)                                    1 credit

Meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, continuous meditation

 

(3) Meditation and Mindfulness 3 (BOU12403)                                    1 credit

Meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, continuous meditation

(4) Meditation and Mindfulness 4 (BOU12404)                                    1 credit

Meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, continuous meditation

 

(5) Meditation  and Mindfulness 5 (BOU12405)                          1 credit

Meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, continuous meditation

 

(6) Meditation and Mindfulness 6 (BOU12406)                                    1 credit

Meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, continuous meditation

 

(7) Meditation and Mindfulness 7 (BOU12407)                                    1 credit

Meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, continuous meditation

 

5) Practice 24 credits

(1) Practice 1 (BOU11501)                                                            3 credits

Topic assignment, writing the importance of the story, and project presentation.

 

(2) Practice 2 (BOU11502)                                                            3 credits

Analysis of situation and environment affecting the project presentation, context analysis of the project, and preparation of the action plan.

 

(3) Practice 3 (BOU11503)                                                            6 credits

Plan 1 implementation preliminary preparation, implementation of the project of the first phase, study of case studies relevant to the student work, and presentation.

 

(4) Practice 4 (BOU11504)                                                            6 credits

Plan 2 implementation, second phase practice continued from Phase 1, tracking the performance, analysis of important problems and obstacles, transfer of important knowledge.

 

(5) Practice 5 (BOU11505)                                                            3 credits

Transfer of work lessons, analysis of results, and analysis of both short-term and long-term effects.

 

(6) Practice 6 (BOU11506)                                                            3 credits

Report and presentation, both by media and documents.

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