BSTD 416: BA Dissertation

The Bachelor of Arts dissertation is a means for a student to demonstrate the capacity to undertake and report on significant academic research. The topic, which is chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor, should relate directly to the field of Buddhist Studies, and include a well-articulated thesis. The dissertation should give evidence of a solid knowledge of methodological tools, and an ability to utilize primary sources in their original languages or in translation.


105 credits towards the Bachelor of Arts degree. Course Requirement: A dissertation of approximately 10,000 words.


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