Programs and Courses

Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health Minor

Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health Courses

2020-2021 BPMH Course Timetable

2020-2021 BPMH Special Topics Courses

Program Requirements

Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health Minor Program

Consult Program Administrator: nc.undergradadmin@utoronto.ca or 416-978-5404.

(4 full courses or their equivalent, including one FCE at the 300+level)

First Year:
No specific first-year courses required.

Higher Years:
1. NEW232H1
2. 2.0 full course equivalents from the Core Group
3. 1.5 full course equivalents from Group A

Core Group:
NEW214H1, NEW214Y1, NEW330H1, NEW332H1, NEW333H1, NEW334H1, NEW335H1, NEW336H1, NEW337H1, NEW338H1, NEW339H1, NEW430H1, NEW432H1, NEW433H1, NEW438H1

Group A:
ANT100Y1, ANT204H1, ANT348H1, ANT356H1; COG250Y1, COG341H1, COG342H1; EAS241H1, EAS361H1, EAS393H1; FAH260H1; HIS280Y1, HIS282Y1; HMB300H1, HMB434H1; HPS100H1, HPS110H1, HPS200H1, HPS250H1, HPS326H1, NEW214H1, NEW214Y1, NEW302Y1, NEW303H1, NEW332H1, NEW333H1, NEW335H1, NEW336H1, NEW339H1, NEW432H1, NEW433H1, NEW438H1; PHL100Y1, PHL200Y1, PHL201H1, PHL217H1, PHL232H1, PHL235H1, PHL237H1, PHL240H1, PHL244H1, PHL275H1, PHL281H1, PHL302H1, PHL310H1, PHL311H1, PHL319H1, PHL320H1, PHL326H1, PHL331H1, PHL332H1, PHL335H1, PHL340H1, PHL341H1, PHL375H1, PHL376H1, PHL382H1, PHL383H1, PHL404H1, PHL405H1, PHL406H1, PHL407H1, PHL414H1, PHL478H1, PHL479H1; PSY100H1, PSY210H1, PSY220H1, PSY230H1, PSY240H1, PSY260H1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY311H1, PSY312H1, PSY313H1, PSY321H1, PSY326H1, PSY331H1, PSY333H1, PSY336H1, PSY337H1, PSY341H1, PSY342H1, PSY343H1, PSY370H1, PSY371H1, PSY414H1, PSY425H1, PSY426H1, PSY434H1, PSY435H1, PSY450H1, PSY473H1, PSY493H1; RLG200H1, RLG206H1, RLG209H1, RLG211H1, RLG212H1, RLG213H1, RLG229H1, RLG231H1, RLG245H1, RLG246H1, RLG280Y1, RLG301H1, RLG303H1, RLG304H1, RLG311H1, RLG366H1, RLG368H1, RLG372H1, RLG373H1, RLG374H1, RLG375H1, RLG376H1, RLG377H1, RLG378H1, RLG379H1, RLG421H1, RLG440H1, RLG462H1, RLG463H1, RLG465H1, RLG466H1, RLG467H1, RLG468H1, RLG469Y1, RLG470H1; SOC212H1, SOC243H1, SOC250Y1, SOC363H1, SOC448H1, SOC483H1; VIC106H1, VIC206H1

Note:  students are responsible for checking the co- and prerequisites for all courses.

Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health Courses

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Program is offering the following courses:

  • NEW232H1F – Buddhist Psychology
  • NEW332H1S – Buddhism & Psychotherapy
  • NEW333H1F – Buddhism & Cognitive Science
  • NEW334H1S – Science of Wisdom:  Buddhist and Western Traditions
  • NEW335H1F – Meditation & the Body
  • NEW337H1S – Special Topics in BPMH:  Mindfulness Meditation, Education and Mental Health:  Theory, Praxis and Research
  • NEW338H1S – Exploring Mindful Awareness
  • NEW432H1S – Advanced Topics in BPMH:  Advances in Neuroscience and Mindfulness
  • NEW438H1F – Mindfulness Meditation:  Science and Research
  • JNR301H1S – The History of Buddhist Meditation

Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health Timetable

Download the 2020-2021 Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health timetable

 

2020-2021 BPMH Special Topics Courses

 

NEW337H1S – Special Topics in BPMH:  Mindfulness Meditation, Education and Mental Health:  Theory, Praxis and Research

This course explores the burgeoning expansion of mindfulness meditation by highlighting the current trends and applications of mindfulness in education. The course will review developmental, psychological, and pedagogical issues related to the teaching of mindfulness to children and adolescents. In addition, the methodological challenges in conducting research on, and the empirical evidence for, the effect of mindfulness practices on younger populations will be surveyed.

NEW432H1S – Advanced Topics in BPMH:  Advances in Neuroscience and Mindfulness

Meditation has been shown to improve many health conditions.  Many of the beneficial effects of meditation have been linked to specific physiological changes in the brain and body.  This course will expose students to the theories, tools and techniques used in meditation research.  Students will learn about the scientific method and experimental design, critique meditation research, participate in a meditation experiment and propose an original study that examines the effects of meditation on the body.