Sacred Spaces - B

Instructor: 
Samuel Avery-Quinn
Day/Time Taught: 
172: TR 9:30 - 10:45 am; 173: 3:30 – 4:45 pm
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2012
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
172
Section-2: 
173

From the Upper Paleolithic (17,000 years ago) caves of Lascaux in southern France, to 4,000 year old Minoan peak sanctuaries on the island of Crete, to the cathedral of Notre Dame, to rural camp meeting revivals in the hills of North Carolina, to cinder block Pentecostal churches on the coast of Ghana, to the design of an Islamic Community Center in Lower Manhattan, humans have sought the "Divine" in a great variety of spaces. This seminar explores how humans have, through ritual and experience, transformed profane space into sacred place. This is a discussion and activity-oriented course.  Students will be expected to perform rituals, visit houses of worship, observe rituals and worship services, and attend several university sponsored events.  

Note: Students should read ASU's Summer Reading Program book before the start of this course.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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