RELS 338 San Diego State University Role of Women in Buddhism Discussion
I’m studying for my History class and need an explanation.
Please discuss the following prompt:
The Buddha was known to have said that if women had been allowed into the Sangha from the start, the impact of the Dharma would have only lasted half as long. What do you think he meant by this? What factors do you think could have led the Buddha to think this way?
2 pages/500 words/double spaced/2 different peer reviewed sources/Chicago Manual of Style/no plagiarizing.
Throughout the semester, you will be responsible for completing short essays of approximately 500 words (about 2 pages double spaced). For each essay, you will be given a fairly general prompt for you to base your essay, with the intention that you will find a more specific thread tailored to your own interests to fit within the them of the prompt. The prompts will be posted for each week on the corresponding module on Canvas. This is also where you will submit your essays. You will only be required to submit five mini essays total for the semester, each due on a specified date found on the course outline, found at the end of this syllabus.
In your essays, I would like you to use at least two different peer reviewed sources to help substantiate your points. One of the sources should come from one of the assigned readings, and I would like at least one other source to come from outside our course texts. There are some great resources out there to help you find appropriate peer reviewed source material. One place to find some good journal articles is JSTOR (www.jstor.org). You should have free access to these articles through your SDSU account. Of course, there is also the SDSU library, which contains plenty of books, journal, etc. to help you with this task as well. I’d like you to avoid using websites, as often these are not the most reliable and lack peer reviewed status. When Providing these sources, you must use the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS or Chicago Style). I will provide a useful guide on Canvas for those of you who are unfamiliar with this style of referencing.