Kurtis Schaeffer
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Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Professor
Department Chair
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Religious Studies
Office location and address
Gibson Hall, S-362
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
BA, Department of Religious Studies, Lewis & Clark College
BA, The Evergreen State College. Area of Emphasis: Buddhist Studies
MA, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, The University of Washington
PhD, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University
The Life of the Buddha in Tibet: Art, Literature, and Institution at Jonang Monastery. Scope, Status, and Next Steps 2017 to 2019
Source: Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Limited, The
November 01, 2017 – October 31, 2019
AS-RELI Life of the Buddha
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
June 01, 2015 – December 31, 2016
AS-RELI The Problem of the Study of Religion: An Introduction to Histories, Discourses, and Pedagogies
Source: U.S. Nfah - Nat'L Endowment For The Humanities
October 01, 2015 – December 31, 2016
AS-RELI Life of the Buddh
Source: Yale University
June 01, 2015 – November 30, 2015
AS-RELI Earhart Fellowship for Dan Wright for AY2014-2015
Source: Earhart Foundation
August 01, 2014 – July 31, 2015
AS-RELI Summer Institute 2014
Source: U.S. Nfah - Nat'L Endowment For The Humanities
October 01, 2013 – December 31, 2014
AS-RELI Earhart Fellowship for Charles Wright
Source: Earhart Foundation
August 01, 2013 – July 31, 2014
AS-RELI Carrie Frost Fellowship 2012-2013
Source: Earhart Foundation
August 19, 2012 – July 30, 2013
AS-RELI New Directions in Teaching Buddhism (student workshop)
Source: Wabash Center For Teaching & Learning
August 01, 2012 – June 17, 2013
TBTN 3010: Advanced Modern Tibetan I
Credits: 3
A continuation of the Intermediate Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Emphasis is laid on mastering comprehension and communication in colloquial Tibetan, writing skills in the various scripts of literary Tibetan, and integrating comprehension of colloquial and literary forms. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 2020 Intermediate Tibetan II.
TBTN 3020: Advanced Modern Tibetan II
Credits: 3
A continuation of the Advanced Modern Tibetan I language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed on mastering oral communication skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in Advanced Modern Tibetan I. Pre-requisites: TBTN 3010: Advanced Modern Tibetan I.
TBTN 3030: Advanced Modern Tibetan III
Credits: 3
A continuation of the Advanced Tibetan I/II language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed mastering oral communications skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in Advanced Modern Tibetan II. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 3020 Advanced Modern Tibetan II.
TBTN 3040: Advanced Modern Tibetan IV
Credits: 3
A continuation of the Advanced Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed on mastering oral communications skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in previous courses. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 3030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III.
RELS 4995: Independent Research
Credits: 1–6
Systematic readings in a selected topic under detailed supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of departmental advisor and instructor.
RELB 8706: The Buddhist Canon in Tibet: Structure, Scope, and Research
Credits: 3
This tutorial introduces the structure, scope, and contents of the Tibetan-language Buddhist canonical collections. We will read and discuss selections in both English and Tibetan from the 5000 works in the Scripture (Bka' 'gyur) and Treatise (Bstan 'gyur) collections, as well as reference aids and current research on the canons. The course goal is to develop a firm basis for all research involving Tibetan-language canonical literature.
RELB 8724: Tutorial in Classical Tibetan Literature and Religion
Credits: 3
This course explores classical Tibetan literature and religious systems through a variety of genres in the original Tibetan texts.
RELS 8995: Research
Credits: 1–12
Systematic readings in a selected topic under detailed supervision.
RELS 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
RELS 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
RELS 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
RELS 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.