Karen Oster


Chair of Performing Arts Karen Oster uses her experiences at the East-West Center to take the DRAMA out of Drama by infusing her Introduction to Acting and Through Another Window course with Asian philosophical practices.  Through meditation, readings, and group activities, Professor Oster builds community and transforms learning.

Through Another Window Syllabus

Introduction to Chinese Culture: Through Another Window

Professor Oster discusses how her work at the East-West Center influenced a shift in perspective.

Specifics on how Eastern Philosophy is infused in her courses