College Of Arts And Sciences | The Daoist Body
E103 | 0045 | Bokenkamp, S.


The goal of this course is to enable students to learn strategies for
approaching subject matter alien to their ways of thinking and
perceiving the world. The Daoist religion represents a system of
thought that is culturally and conceptually unfamiliar to most of us
and will certainly seem so to most first year students. The
very "outlandishness" of the material on which this course will focus
will prove an advantage in that it will enable students to see more
clearly the utility of scholarly approaches in charting out new
terrain. In addition to reading, note-taking, and writing skills, the
course will also emphasize cultural and literary sensitivity