ARTS 274 Fall 2012 Chinese Calligraphy: Theory and Practice

Cross Listed as ARTH274, CHIN274
This course has two components: art history and studio practice. The first offers students an opportunity to acquire an understanding of theoretical and aesthetic principles of Chinese calligraphy, one of the highest art forms in China practiced by the literati. It also investigates the social and political functions of Chinese calligraphy in ancient and contemporary China. It will also investigate Chinese calligraphy's impact on contemporary American artists. Studio practice allows students to apply theories to creating artworks. The semester is evenly divided between technical instruction and the art history part of the course.
Class Format: lecture/studio instruction
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly assignments, a midterm, one short paper, oral presentations, a final project (artistic or scholarly), class attendance, film screening
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Prerequisites: none
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Department Notes: this course can count toward the Art History or Studio major
Material and Lab Fees: lab fee TBD will be added to the student's term bill
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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: 12
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Class Number: 1835
ARTS274-01(F) LEC Chinese Calligraphy Division 1: Languages and the Arts Ju-Yu Scarlett Jang
W 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Lawrence 002 1835
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