prompt: Buddhism has often found itself involved in violent actions, and have even been
known to develop skills in martial arts. How is violence perceived in Buddhism? Do
warrior monks or even Buddhist forms of terrorism fit within the spectrum of
Buddhist teachings? Why or why not?
Final Essay: There will be a final paper of approximately 2000 words (about 6-8 pages),
double spaced pages to be submitted on the day the paper is due on a topic to be chosen by
the student. You should provide at least six peer reviewed sources to help substantiate points
made throughout you essays. Just as with the Mini Essays, you must use Chicago Style for
references. At the beginning of your essay, please write out fully which prompt you will be
writing about, as sometimes it is not always clear for me as a reader.
Your essays will be graded on the following criteria:
a) evidence that the factual material called for in the question is presented and
b) coherence of the essay in organization and structure;
c) ability to engage critically and analytically with the topic
d) evidence of creative thinking;
e) correct annotation of sources and presentation of bibliography;
f) correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.