2023-2024 Catalog

INDS 140 A History of Japanese Culture and Government, 400-1600 A.D.

This interim course will immerse students in the aesthetic and political history of a nation which gave the world its first novel, Zen Buddhism, epic war poetry, samurai castles, sushi, and a number of internationally admired performance and plastic artistic traditions. Through a combination of directed readings, language study, site visits to major monuments, participation in cultural demonstrations, and lecture/discussion classroom activities, students will gain a basic grounding in Japan's premodern history. [H, GM2]


Barclay, Ikegami