ARTH 482: RS: Advanced Studies in Asian Art

ARTH 482-001: Monuments and Memory
(Fall 2019)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

Section Information for Fall 2019

The Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and Angkor Wat, such monuments stir up connotations and images that often have more to do with fantasy than fact. How were these monuments first made? What caused them to rise in the popular imagination as symbols of both national identity and cultural otherness? This course will explore the histories of several well-known Asian monuments in order to explore both their origins and the factors behind their rise as cultural icons. This seminar-style course will be offered as ARTH 482 and 599. Taking the course on the graduate level will require more work but all students will be expected to fully participate in discussions. Coursework will consist mainly of writing assignments and in-class presentations


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Seminar-style discussions on a specific topic in Asian art. May focus on the art of a particular period, movement, reign, or region, as well as theoretical issues or works in a particular medium. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Non-Western Culture, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302, and 3XX-level course in any area of Asian art; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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