ARTH 56400 Non-Western Art

This course investigates the art and architecture of the Americas, Africa, Australia and Oceania, as well as Asia. The exchanges between cultures are explored in their broad contexts and specific case studies. Students will analyze the roles played by politics, religion, and other cultural forces in shaping the art and material culture of each civilization. Special attention will be paid to the effects of colonization and globalization on these regions and the syncretism that occurs with cross-cultural exchanges. This class may require the use of a virtual reality headset identified by the instructor.