Programs and Courses
2019-2020 BPMH Course Timetable (Updated August 9, 2019)
Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health Minor Program
Consult Program Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-978-5404.
(4 full courses or their equivalent, including one FCE at the 300+level)
No specific first-year courses required.
2. 2.0 full course equivalents from the Core Group
3. 1.5 full course equivalents from Group A
ANT100Y1, ANT204H1, ANT348H1, ANT356H1; COG250Y1, COG341H1, COG342H1; EAS241H1, EAS346H1, EAS361H1, EAS393H1, EAS393Y1, EAS414H1; FAH260H1; HIS280Y1, HIS282Y1; HMB300H1, HMB434H1; HPS100H1, HPS110H1, HPS200H1, HPS250H1, HPS326H1, HPS352H1; 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, PHL415H1, 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, RLG210Y1, 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, RLG464H1, 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.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Program is offering the following courses:
- NEW214H1F – Socially Engaged Buddhism
- NEW232H1F – Buddhist Psychology
- NEW330H1S – Mindfulness-Informed Interventions for Mental Health
- NEW332H1S – Buddhism & Psychotherapy
- NEW334H1S – Science of Wisdom: Buddhist and Western Traditions
- NEW335H1F – Meditation & the Body
- NEW336H1S – Special Topics in BPMH: Buddhist Perspectives on Current Social Issues
- NEW337H1F – Special Topics in BPMH: Mindfulness Meditation, Education and Mental Health: Theory, Praxis and Research
- NEW338H1S – Exploring Mindful Awareness
- NEW339H1F – Yogacara Buddhism
- NEW430H1S – Jungian Psychology and Tantric Buddhism
- NEW432H1S – Advanced Topics in BPMH: Advances in Neuroscience and Mindfulness
- NEW433H1S – Advanced Topics in BPMH: Buddhism, Sexuality and Gender
- NEW438H1F – Mindfulness Meditation: Science and Research
Download the 2019-2020 Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health timetable – click here! (Updated August 9, 2019)
This course explores Buddhist approaches to a wide range of current social, political, and environmental issues (e.g., abortion, euthanasia, animal rights, suicide, sexuality). Through critical examination, students can draw contrasts and comparisons with the more familiar Western approaches to these ethical and moral dilemmas.
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.
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.
This course is a comparative and critical examination of the relation of Buddhism and sex, sexuality and gender. Buddhist concepts of gender and sexuality, views of women?s spiritual capacities, images and roles, as well as masculinity, homosexuality and sexual diversity in Buddhist traditions will be explored. Historical, textual and social questions relevant to the status of women (and men) in the Buddhist world from the time of Buddhism?s origins to the present day will be studied.