Mar 22, 2023  
2022-23 University Catalog 
2022-23 University Catalog

AHST 315 Art of Japan

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

This course covers the architecture, ceramics, painting, and sculpture of Japan from 11,000 BCE to the 19th century CE, and, if time permits, into the 20th, and 21st centuries. It considers and examines the special characteristics of Japanese art, and analyzes the influence of Chinese art and culture on Japanese art and culture. Particular attention will be paid Buddhist art, especially that influenced by Zen Buddhism. In addition, Japan’s unique achievements in illustrated narrative hand-scrolls of the 12th and 13th centuries and decorative screens of the 16th-18th centuries will be highlighted. One quiz, one paper, a mid-term, and final examination.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.