May 25, 2024  
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ART 227 - Asian Art

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Survey the artistic traditions of South Asia, China, Japan and the Islamic world, beginning with the earliest cultures and ending with contemporary works. Analyze Asian architecture and fine arts in a variety of media. Explore Asian belief systems and their influence on artistic and social expression. Class discussions will be supplemented by field trips. No previous art courses are necessary.

Note: Typically offered at MC; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:
 

  • Describe main tenets of art history.
    • Develop familiarity with formal elements and viewers’ experience of art media.
    • Analyze art as expression of personal and cultural values.
  • Develop familiarity with broad scope of Asian arts.
    • Define Asia as place and artistic realm.
    • Identify importance of trade routes and trade history in shaping Asian culture.
  • Analyze regional characteristics of South Asian arts.
  • Analyze general and regional characteristics of arts of China and Japan.
    • Develop sense of identity for South Asia based upon its geography and chronology.
    • Identify characteristics and meanings for Hindu arts.
    • Identify characteristics and meanings for Buddhist arts.
    • Identify characteristics and meanings for secular South Asian arts.
  • Analyze general and regional characteristics of Islamic arts.
    • Describe impact of Islam on visual arts throughout region.
    • Differentiate aesthetics of secular and religious art.
    • Focus on book arts as artistry and craftsmanship.