Travel to Japan!

BIOL-K 295 Special Topics
Japanese Gardens: Biology, Design, and History
Summer 2017 (late June/early July)

This course will provide students the exciting opportunity to observe, study, and understand the biology, history, and design of Japanese gardens. The selected gardens in Kyoto, Japan, are representative of the various types of Japanese gardens and the periods of history that they represent. Students will study the design of these gardens that are hundreds of years old with their own eyes, in a country whose history, religion, and culture has shaped these gardens.

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