ASST 103 Fall 2014 Asian Art Survey: From the Land of the Buddha to the World of the Geisha (D)

Cross Listed as ARTH103
This course introduces to students some of the most enduring masterpieces of Asian art with an emphasis on the art of India, China, and Japan. Its contextual approach helps students gain insight into the aesthetic, religious, and political ideas and cultural meanings conveyed by the works of art. It also provides students with the vocabulary, techniques, and patterns of thinking needed for advanced art history courses. Highlights include sexual symbolism in Hindu and Buddhist art; nature or landscape painting as moral and political rhetoric; the relationship between words and images; the sex industry and kabuki theater and their art in Edo Japan; and the meeting of the East and West. This course is one of the three foundational courses; art history majors may choose any two of the three courses Arth 101, Arth 102, and Arth 103 to fulfill the foundational requirements. As an EDI course, its historical, visual, and thematic analyses will bear upon the interconnectedness not only among these three distinctively different cultures, but their respective interactions with the West.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on three 30- to 40-minute quizzes, two short papers, film screening and class attendance
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none; highly recommended for first-year students
Enrollment Preference: none
Department Notes: can be taken with either ARTH 101 or ARTH 102 as the foundational requirement for the Art History route to the major
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: ARTH pre-1400 Courses,ARTH pre-1800 Courses,ARTH Middle East, Asia and Africa Courses,ASST Interdepartmental Electives,INST East Asian Studies Electives
Enrollment Limit: 35
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Class Number: 1056
ASST 103 - 01 (F) LEC Asian Art Survey (D) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsExploring Diversity Initiative Ju-Yu Scarlett Jang
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Lawrence 003 1056
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