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Cynthea J. Bogel
ART H 321
Seattle Campus

Arts of Japan

The spectrum of Japanese art from prehistory to modern times. Examines the interrelationship of the major media for each historical period. Central theme: the appreciation of the varied aesthetics active in the development of Japanese painting, architecture, sculpture, and ceramics.

Class description

Selected themes and works in the history of Japanese art and architecture.

Student learning goals

Understanding of Japanese visual culture (art and other art forms, including architecture).

Understanding of Japanese history and culture beyond "art."

Understanding of the relationship of Japanese art and history to that of other East Asian cultures.

Understanding of how to analyze and appreciate many forms of art and visual culture.

Improved writing skills when the course is a W course

General method of instruction

Lecture. Visits to local museums.

Recommended preparation

None.

Class assignments and grading

Two or three examinations, assignments usually based on museum visits. W assignments are based on readings, discussions, and museum visits.

Note: There will be a test on the last day of class but not during finals week. There will be two or three tests for this class and they are not (generally speaking) cumulative.

Written work, exams, participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Cynthea J. Bogel
Date: 02/19/2008