Fine Arts

FAS 156

Art and Culture of Asia
3 Credits ■ As Needed ■ HU/hu

A survey of the arts of India, China, and Japan and their impact on Western culture . The course includes discussions of the art of painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as discussions and comparisons with the alternative arts of Asia which may include ceramics, calligraphy, gardens, martial arts, and haiku . This course reviews the arts with special attention to the role of religion and philosophy in their development . Lectures and discussions are illustrated by slides and visual materials; some classes will incorporate participation and experimentation with the particular art . An art background is not required .

Skills prerequisite: ENG 020 and ENG 060.