ARTH 103 Fall 2012 Asian Art Survey: From the Land of the Buddha to the World of the Geisha

Cross Listed as ASST103
This course introduces to students some of the major monuments 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. Visual analyses and thematic discussions will bear upon the interconnectedness among these three cultures, and their respective interactions with the West. This course 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.
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 pass/fail
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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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Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under ASST
Divisional Attributes: Division I
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: 1316
ARTH103-01(F) LEC Asian Art Survey Division 1: Languages and the Arts Ju-Yu Scarlett Jang
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Lawrence 003 1316
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