Transnational Buddhism through Digital Mapping

world map in pink
Monday through Wednesday 11:00 AM – 12:25PM
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Daigengna Duoer
Scholarship/s Available

This course will introduce Buddhism as a global and transnational religious phenomenon; it will also teach students digital mapping skills to explore Buddhist movements, transmissions, and lineages that cross national and continental boundaries. Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on mapping labs, this course will expose students to diverse traditions within Buddhism and allow students to develop multimedia narrative mapping projects that connect local Buddhist sites to the rest of the world in digital stories of transnational Buddhism. More information can be found on the class flyer.

This course is part of the Creative Computing Initiative, and offers scholarships of $1,000 to help offset the unit fees, with the potential for more for those students in need. To apply, please prepare a 300-500 word essay explaining why are you interested in a course, specifically, and/or the Creative Computing Initiative, generally. You may also share any information about pressing financial need, though this is optional. Use your UCSB NetID to log in to the scholarship application portal and upload your essay for consideration. Scholarship applications will be accepted until May 15 (for Session A courses) or July 24 (for Session B courses). Award decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Students may also be eligible to receive more than one scholarship when taking more than one Creative Computing course.