Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this Columbia College Chicago Catalog; however, the Catalog is not a contract but rather a guide for the convenience of students. Columbia College Chicago reserves the right to change or withdraw courses; to change the fees, rules, and calendar for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and to change any of its policies or other provisions listed in the Catalog at any time.
This course is designed to explore Eastern spiritual and philosophical traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. We will compare and contrast these different philosophical systems with each other as well as dominant Western systems. We will try to understand these philosophies in their historical context, but also reflect upon their contemporary relevance.