ARTH 103
By Land and Sea: Art, Culture and Religion Along the Trade Routes of Asia Fall 2018
Division I
Cross-listed ARTH 103 / ASST 103
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This undergraduate Asian art and architecture survey course will focus on artistic, religious, and cultural exchange along the two major trading networks connecting Asia: the Silk Road and the South East Asian sea routes. Following the spread of religious ideas across these routes, the survey will examine art forms including textiles, manuscripts, paintings, luxury items and sculpture, as well as architectural examples. The three major religions and their artistic expressions that will be explored in class are Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. An underlying theme in class will be to study the spread and evolution of artistic styles and iconography across Asia, while also highlighting the continuation of local traditions that persisted despite outside influences.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 35
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: three 15-minute quizzes, two 2-5 page papers, a mid-term, a final exam and class attendance
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: none
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ASST
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTH 103 Division I ASST 103 Division I
Attributes: GBST East Asian Studies Electives

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