EAL 115j Kyoto Then and Now. The two-week
Interterm course offers an on-site study of the city of Kyoto, one of Japan’s
most famous cities, considered by many the cultural heart of the country. Prerequisite:
successful completion of FYS 116, Kyoto Through the Ages. (2 credits) Professor Thomas
Students in the First-Year Seminar "Kyoto Through
the Ages" have the opportunity to
wear a kimono during an Interterm visit to the Nishijin Weaving Center. They are
assisted in the wearing of the kimono by Machiko Agano, a fabric artist whose work
was featured in the college's recent Museum of Art exhibition "Confronting
Tradition: Contemporary Art from Kyoto." Students also tour the Nishijin neighborhood
and visit shops and studios, many of which are converted from the small traditional
urban house, machiya.
GEO 223j Geology of Hawaiian Volcanos.
A field-based course to examine volcanic materials and processes on the island of
Hawaii. Prerequisite: completion of an introductory-level geology course and permission
of the instructor. (1 credit) Professors John Brady and Mark Brandriss.
PHI 253j Indo-Tibetan Buddhist
Philosophy and Hermeneutics. As part of an ongoing academic exchange program
with the Tibetan universities in exile in India, 15 students from the Five Colleges
spend January term studying Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan history and culture, and
Tibetan textual analysis at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in
Sarnath, India. (3 credits) Professor Jay Garfield.
Study Abroad Programs