The Game of Go
Go is the most ancient of all East Asian board games and the most challenging in play. It combines the logic of mathematics with the aesthetic appeal of music and art. Despite this, it is a simple game to learn and is enjoyed by approximately 35 million enthusiasts the world over including over 1000 dedicated professionals. The course will involve playing, recording, analyzing, and critiquing our games and learning about its history and the cultures in which it flourishes. We will also read and write about various related Japanese arts and traditions. (Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1175).