Buddhist Art of Asia|
Spring 2012 not offered
Study of the philosophical underpinnings, use, and social significance of select genres of Buddhist art in India, China, Tibet and Indonesia. Special attention will be given to ways of representing Buddhist concepts, values, and practices through visual narrative strategies.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will learn to read the language of Buddhist artistic texts across multiple Asian cultural contexts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)
Harvey, Peter: AN INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM: TEACHINGS, HISTORY AND PRACTICES
Leidy, Denise Patry: THE ART OF BUDDHISM: AN INTRODUCTION TO ITS HISTORY AND MEANING
Course packet of articles
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 short (3 pp) response papers, mid-term, final exam, final paper (8-10 pp)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Religion Department "Thematic Approach" OR "Historical Traditions" department requirement.
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