Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

ART 272G - Intensive Course Abroad: Sacred Space, the Forbidden Forest, and Nature’s Place in Japan (3 Cr.)

(GEN. ED. #3)
Studying in Tokyo, Kyoto and the Wakayama prefecture, examining Shinto shrines and the belief in the living spirit of trees, mountains, water, the sun, and all things. These sacred spaces were built to honor the natural realms where the sprits live, and to invoke those spirits’ presence. The persistence of perfection in craft and the conscious understanding of basic design principles are in evidence everywhere in Japan. Are Shinto beliefs regarding nature still honored? Do they play a role in everyday decisions about career paths, architectural design, or in the response to tragedy? Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, completion of 2 - 100 or 200 level art courses (studio or art history), and a GPA of 3.0. Summer, 2014 and Alternating years. Massey.