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St. Joseph's College New York    
 
    
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

ART 205 - Art in the Non-Western World


An in-depth exploration of the enormous variety of artistic developments in selected cultures outside of Europe. The beginnings of artistic expression in India and expansion of Buddhist art forms to China, Japan and Southeast Asia will be examined. The development of art forms in China will be a major focus in the course. Attention will also be paid to art forms in the Islamic world, in pre-Columbian Meso-America and in Sub-Saharan Africa. Students will also explore aspects of non-western art from cultures that directly influenced 19th and 20th century western artists.

There is no prerequisite for this course.
1 semester 3 credits.
Fall and Spring