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Japan: Religion, Culture, and History

This course introduces students to the culture of Japan. Japanese culture is a fascinating mix of ancient customs and
practices with an equal commitment to a hyper‐modern lifestyle. In particular, we will focus on religious life in Japan,
learning about the diverse forms of Buddhism and Shinto that flourish there. We will share our time between the
capital city of Tokyo and Kyoto, with a day in Osaka, visiting temples, shrines, beautiful urban gardens, and museums.
Through these visits, students will also explore Japan’s history, art, anime, food culture and customs, bearing witness to
the incredible culture that Japan has to offer.

*0.5 General Elective Credit

Dates: May 8-19, 2019

Course Director: Danielle LaGrone