All readings in this schedule should ideally be completed by the day under which they are listed, although this requirement is only assessed during TRAs and Application Exercises. All numbers in the schedule are page numbers unless otherwise noted.
CAUTION: I will probably be making revisions to on-line materials before we discuss them in class. Therefore WAIT until that time to print out materials you wish to have on hand, such as terms, excerpts and assignment guidelines.
Unit 3a: Pre-Historic & Early Medieval Tibet & Southeast Asia (1st - 12th century CE)
|Mon, Apr 22||
introduction to readings
*Unit 2 Guided
FIND * TERMS from the reading guide in these overviews:
BROWSE on-line information regarding three contemporary practices:
|Wed, Apr 24||
**BEGIN Application Exercise 3a**
1st READING (using reading guide):
EB articles (for terms marked with * in the reading guide):
PREPARE to addressu the following scenario:
Shawna is one of the more enthusiastic participants in OCSS City Repair's youth programs. As a result of her experience with Day of the Dead ceremonies and working on the city’s Urban Design Guidelines, she has come to appreciate the way that rituals and symbols provide both time for reflection and a community of people with whom to reflect. Now she is feeling drawn to find a religious community of people deeply involved in ritual and religious symbols, in order to develop habits of reflection that strengthen her community ties.
[Read the full text describing the context & criteria for choosing between these three contemporary practices:]
A. An art professor whose class she took at Sacramento City College has invited her to be part of a team that will be reconditioning the painted friezes in the Russian Orthodox Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco; she remembers hearing that these paintings show the hierarchy of Earth and Heaven. Browsing the images, videos and audio on the cathedral’s web site, she is fascinated by its architecture and rituals.
|Mon, Apr 29|
|Wed, May 1||
#3a DUE by 1 pm
REVIEW & STUDY terms & passages from primary sources identified in reading guide:
FIND TERMS MARKED WITH * from the reading guide in these overviews: