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RELS 246 Religions of Japan

Faculty: Starling
Content: Religious traditions of Japan from the eighth century to the present examined through the thematic lenses of hagiography, asceticism, syncretism, gender, family, and cultural identity. Critical attention will be paid to the concepts of “religion” and “secular” during examination of continuities and changes from the ancient to the contemporary period. Students will conduct a semester-long research project on a topic related to Japanese religion.
Prerequisites: None.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.