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ART 103 Global Perspectives in Art and Architecture (3 credits)

This course moves beyond North America and Europe to offer a global view of the visual arts. From the Great Pyramids and the Taj Mahal to Ukiyo-e woodcuts, Frida Kahlo’s paintings, and the myriad works by African artists today, such works offer insight into the range and complexity of today’s increasingly globalized climate. For each semester in which it is offered, this course will focus on art from a specific country or region outside of North America and Western Europe, including those found in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. It will take advantage of the many rich collections of art and architecture in the Philadelphia area by visiting these institutions and analyzing works firsthand.

No prerequisites. Fulfills Art/Lit requirement.

Fulfills GEP Diversity, Globalization, or Non-Western Area Studies overlay requirement