Art and Science meet in Nepal in July, 2011.
Join UAB professors Dr. Cathleen Cummings (Art History) and Dr. Cynthia Ryan (English) on this once-in-a-lifetime experience to study the art history and religion of both Buddhism and Hinduism concentrated in the artistically rich environment of Kathmandu Valley. Students will explore the ways in which religion, art and architecture intertwine in the lives of the Nepalese. Students will also study the intersections between the unique cultural landscape of Nepal and Nepalese understandings of the physical and spiritual body. Through exploration of specific Nepalese medical and healing sites (Aruyvedic clinics, healing shrines, and visits with local faith healers), students will address co-existing ancient and contemporary paradigms for assessing and treating the body.
Students will enroll in a total
of 6 credit hours:
ARH 479/579 (3 credits):
Art and Culture of Asia-Buddhist & Hindu Nepal
Taught by Dr. Cathleen Cummings
EH 492/592 (3 credits):
Writing Science, Medicine, & Culture in Nepal
Taught by Dr. Cynthia Ryan
For more information:
visit us on the web at www.studyabroad.app.uab.edu
or contact the Study Away office at:
Heritage Hall Building, Room 521, 523
1401 University Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: 205.975.6611 Fax: 205.996.9224