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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

ARTH 38.01 Sacred Architecture of Asia

This course provides an introduction to the sacred architecture of Asia and the Middle East through a series of case studies that include Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples, Mosques, Daoist and Confucian temples, Shinto shrines, funerary architecture, and the sacred dimensions of political authority as manifested in palaces, city plans, and mausolea. The pan-Asiatic nature and long historical development of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam affords opportunities to examine national and sectarian adaptations of architectural practices. This course has no prerequisites and assumes no prior experience with Asian religions or architectural studies.



Cross Listed Courses

ASCL 70.01

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:INT or ART; WCult:NW

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  • Winter