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ART 105 Arts of East Asia (3 credits)

This course introduces students to East Asian art and architecture and to East Asian history and culture in general. Lectures and discussions will address major movements in the visual culture of East Asia, including architecture, painting and sculpture. Readings will cover both art historical works and primary source material in translation. Themes will include religious art, particularly the introduction of Buddhist to East Asia from India, cultural interchange within East Asia, and the collection and display of East Asian art in America. Students will be given the opportunity to see relevant works of art in collections in the Philadelphia region.

No prerequisites. Fulfills Art/Lit requirement.

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