- East Asian Spiritual Heritage, HR-3240
- This class will be an introduction and exploration of four East Asian spiritual
traditions: Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Shinto. To this end, we will explore
each tradition from the perspectives of history, doctrine, spirituality, and ritual.
- East Asian Art and Aesthetics, HRRA-4460
- This course will examine the spiritual sources and doctrinal foundation of
Chinese and Japanese art. After an overview of Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist, and
Shinto thought, we will explore such topics as beauty, creativity, and artistic truth
in specific examples of drama, poetry, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, and folk art.
Museum tours and other sites visits are planned.