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系所简介

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佛教学系简史

本系于民国95年经教育部核准成立,为国内首创的佛教学系。民国96年开始,招收大学部与研究所英文组学生,兼收台湾学生与国际学生、在家众与出家僧侣。学生在国际化的环境下学习,有机会开拓视野,培养宏伟的世界观。研究所英文组全英文授课,也是开风气之先。
 
民国101年起成立硕士中文组与国内首创的博士班,建立起最完整的佛学教育体系,知识与生活教育并重,以培养汉传佛教的研究与教学人才,向国际推展汉传佛教与现代人间佛教为目的。有如此完整的教育体系,并配合校级佛教研究中心的运作,本系将成为东亚汉传佛学研究的重镇。

The history
The Department of Buddhist Studies of Fo Guang University was officially granted as one of departments of a comprehensive university by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan in 2006. It was the first department in Taiwan granted by the Ministry to award academic degree in Buddhist studies. Since 2006, both programs in Bachelor and the MA in English track degrees are offered by the department. Students enrolled in the programs are from Taiwan as well as that from various nations, and some of them are common people, and some are monastics. With such environment it broadens their views in their academic studies. Classes for MA English track program are fully taught in English, and our MA program is the first program in Buddhist studies in Taiwan that offers classes fully taught in English.
 

Since 2012, the MA program in Chinese track and the PhD program are offered. The PhD program is the first program in Buddhist studies in Taiwan. With programs including undergraduate, MA (both Chinese and English tracks), and PhD, students will receive a complete academic curriculum and discipline in Buddhist studies while both academic discipline and practice of Buddhism are equally emphasized. Students will be trained academically to be able to do academic research and teaching in the field of Buddhist studies. We keep our promise to connect Chinese Buddhism with humanistic Buddhism of the contemporary time in connection with academic study worldwide. With the Center for Buddhist Studies, which is directly under administrated by the university, our department will play an important role on the study of Chinese Buddhism in Asia.
 
 
 
教育目标
 
其设立宗旨乃在培育客观理解与多元运用的智能,养成深入佛教思想与文化的人材。除培养学生主动求知、独立思辨的能力外,更重视人格陶冶与内在觉知的启发,以养成下列人材:
1.培养佛教行政领导人才
2.培养佛教教育人才
3.培养佛学研究人才
4.培养佛教跨领域沟通人才
 
Objectives
With academic discipline, the department aims at enabling students to comprehend critically and apply knowledge of their learning on Buddhism in various perspectives. We also train our students to live in a life with Buddhist ethics as basis from cultural perspective. We not only enhance students to have a strong ability on independent study, academic research and critical thinking from various perspectives, but also that we value students’ education and self-discipline on both internally personal cultivation and an inner inspiration with a clearly awakening knowing. Our objectives are:
a. Train students for leadership,
b. Students will be able to practically teach Buddhism in various perspectives,
c. Students will be specialized in academic research on Buddhism,
d. Students will be able to possess a skill of communication in cross-fields.