The final term paper (at least 2,000 words, double space, 12 point font, and one-inch margin in doc or docx format) determines 30% of your final grade and has to be submitted to the “Final Paper” on the Canvas by 11:59 pm on 10/7/2021. The topic is free of your choice, but your argument must be related to the contents you learned from reading and other course materials. Some of the examples of topics will be as follows, but not limited to:

—a comparative analysis between meditative traditions in Asian Buddhism and other religious traditions

—more focused research about issues in the contemporary world such as ecology, war, and other types of conflicts, and/or any issues related to your own focus of studies (e.g., psychological counseling and Buddhist meditation, meditation technique used by athletes to improve their skill, etc.)

—a comparative analysis between Asian Buddhist meditative traditions/value and those of your own