History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 203: Survey of Asian Art

ARTH 203-001: Survey of Asian Art: Buddhist Art in Asia
(Spring 2017)

Robinson B113

Section Information for Spring 2017

From its inception in ancient India to the present, Buddhism has inspired some of the world's most astounding artistic creations. This course will provide an in-depth analysis of a few of these works, which have been selected from sites located in India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan and the Himalayas. The lectures will provide an understanding of the importance of each site or object through an analysis of the cultural, religious and political factors that surrounded its creation and use. Special attention will be given to the manner in which Buddhism has adapted and changed as a result of interaction with indigenous traditions throughout Asia and the way those differences are expressed through art. The course will require a museum visit.

Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces the arts of South, Southeast, and east Asia. Examines aspects of the culture and history of Asia. Discusses monuments and artifacts in a variety of media and their relation to social and historical contexts. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Arts
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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