Programs and Courses
2020-2021 BPMH Course Timetable (Updated October 14, 2020)
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, 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.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Program is offering the following courses:
- NEW214H1F – Socially Engaged Buddhism
- NEW232H1F – Buddhist Psychology
- NEW332H1S – Buddhism & Psychotherapy
- NEW333H1F – Buddhism & Cognitive Science
- NEW334H1S – Science of Wisdom: Buddhist and Western Traditions
- NEW335H1F – Meditation & the Body
- NEW336H1S – Special Topics in BPMH: Buddhist Perspectives on Current Social Issues
- 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
Applies ethical principles found in Buddhist canonical sources to a wide range of current social, political and environmental issues, including abortion, euthanasia, animal rights, suicide, sexuality and cloning. Through critical examination, students draw contrasts and comparisons with Western ethical approaches to these ethical issues.
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.