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Non-Western Art History

This course is a lecture- and discussion-based course with a student-research component that explores non-Western art and architecture from a cultural, religious and historical perspective. The thematic organization of the course allows students to make connections between the spread of religions, cultural values, conquest, trade and the expression of these elements in artistic traditions. The course explores the arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East with an emphasis on art as the fluid expression of culture. Non-Western canonical works of art, sculpture and architecture are highlighted. Through readings, discussion, research and presentations, students gain the ability to recognize, analyze and interpret non-Western art. Prerequisite: ART 110.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: BB
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0