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Viewing: AH 4181 : Topics in Asian Art

Last approved: Fri, 12 May 2017 08:04:32 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 09 May 2017 19:14:14 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Art/Art History (AH)
Topics in Asian Art
Topics in Asian Art
Fall 2017
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Letter Grade
art history majors or with the permission of the instructor



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Visual cultures of Asia, from India to China, and from a range of time periods. Examination of artworks in their historical, religious, and cultural contexts. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit provided the topic differs. See department for more details.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
1. achieve familiarity with visual and material culture from Asia;
2. incorporate histories of Asian objects into broader understandings of art history;
3. analyze and evaluate Buddhist visual material from Asia using knowledge of theoretical and historical texts as well as relevant objects and sites;
4. and create compelling written and oral arguments for interpreting a diverse number of Asian objects.

Students should be prepared to spend a minimum of 5 hours of independent, out-of- class time each week to complete readings, written assignments, and preparations for in-class discussion and lectures.

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The cap for this seminar is 14 due to room's capacity. All FAAH's undergrad seminars are between 12 to 14 students due to our seminar room's layout.
echacko (Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:26:34 GMT): Rollback: Why is the cap for this seminar so low? I would suggest 19 (based on the standard cap for graduate seminars and the cap for most undergraduate seminars).
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