ART 112 - Art From Africa Asia and Beyond

Course Description

This course analyzes and evaluates the artistic styles of Asia including Buddhist and
Hindu Art from India, Java, China, Korea and Japan. Arts of the Islamic world, Africa, Oceania and of the Americas including Native American Indian will also be analyzed and evaluated. Painting, sculpture and architecture are studied as both individual works and as active participants in broader political, economic, socio-cultural, historical, and environmental systems. Issues concerning iconography, social and geographical context, and biography will also be a focus of this course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify representative art of lndia, Java, China, Korea, Japan, Islam, Africa,
Oceania and the Americas.
Identify stylistic changes affected by political, economic, socio-cultural, historical and environmental systems.
Define the technical terms associated with the description of art.
Explain the techniques used in painting, sculpture and architecture of the periods.
Visually analyze and recognize any work(s) from the above periods.
Analyze cultural, political, contextual and stylistic interdependence and differentiation between diverse regions studied, including India, Java, China, Korea, Japan Islam, Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ENG 050 and REA 050