ARTH 385: Arts of Japan

ARTH 385-DL1: Arts of Japan
(Spring 2023)


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Section Information for Spring 2023

This course will provide an in-depth journey into the arts of Japan. From the earliest pottery finds in the Jomon period we will then explore Shinto temples, search for meaning in meditative Zen gardens, uncover the “floating world” of iconic ukiyo-e Edo prints, and delve into the complexities of spirituality and identity in the Meiji restoration. Finally, we will venture into the exciting intersecting worlds of literature and the visual arts apparent in manga and anime.

ARTH 385 DL1 is a distance education section.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Art and architecture of Japan, with particular attention to the ways political changes, religious movements, and social developments influenced and shaped those creations. Discusses monuments and artifacts in a variety of media in relation to social and historical contexts. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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