ART-225: Asian Art: Art of India and Southeast Asia

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Art (Art History)
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
225
Course Title
Asian Art: Art of India and Southeast Asia
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENG-081/ENG-093 eligible
Catalog Course Description

Offers a global view on Asian art, culture, and history by exploring the major monuments, traditions, and civilizations of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Covers important Asian artists and historical figures, artistic terms, monuments, sites, and time periods. Discusses art and architecture in terms of historical, social, and religious context. Analyzes and distinguishes various styles of art, and examines how and why certain styles are characteristic of specific times and places.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

Designed to expose students to the art of India and Southeast Asia, and to learn about outstanding examples of monuments and art works in painting, calligraphy, sculpture, and other forms. The materials in this course present challenges that will inspire students to explore beyond the works and learn about the elements, specialized vocabulary, and historical context of those works. An in-depth understanding of these essential tools will facilitate the interpretation and appreciation of art for all periods and areas.

Core Course Topics
  1. South and South East Asia before 1200 CE

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art South and South East Asia prior to 1200 CE and explain it's importance within its cultural context.

  2. China & Korea before 1279 CE

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art China and Korea prior to 1279 CE and explain it's importance within its cultural context.

  3. Japan before 1333 CE

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art japan prior to 1333 CE and explain it's importance within its cultural context.

  4. South and South East Asia 1200-1980

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art South and South East Asia from 1200-1980 and explain it's importance within its cultural context.

  5. China & Korea 1279 to 1980

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art of China & Korea 1279 to 1980 and explain it's importance within its cultural context.

  6. Japan 1336-1980

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the art of Japan 1336-1980 and explain it's importance within its cultural context.

  7. Religious iconography

    Evaluate the iconography of different visual art forms in relation to the religious and ritualistic trends during the various phases of Asian art.

  8. Cultural, historical and geographical context

    Recognize and explain the cultural context as well as the historical and geographical framework of major Asian masterpieces.

  9. Cultural iconogrphy

    Categorize and differentiate the iconography and context of the various architectural monuments, their decoration, and the objects used in relation to the rituals performed in different parts of the region.

  10. Recognizition and identification of Asian Art

    Recognize and identify the key examples forms, titles, artists, dates, media and locations of the major masterpieces of these areas and time frames.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

The instructor will identify and implement appropriate methods to assess the achievement of the learning objectives for the course. These methods may include objective and essay examinations, as well as out-of-class papers, Internet assignments, and library projects, all of which will be described in the course syllabus.

Texts

Gardner’s Art through the Ages: Non Western Perspectives, Fred S. Kleiner, Cengage Learning

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
04/12/2019
AALC Approval Date
04/17/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/13/2019