Prerequisite: Completion of the Aesthetic Appreciation section of the Core. (First semester—as needed/3 credits)
This course is a chronological survey of the history of the arts and architecture of Japan. It examines the characteristic styles and themes employed by secular and religious arts in successive periods, and will introduce the student to major masters, key monuments and important aesthetic concepts of Japanese art. Among the issues to be considered are Japan’s cultural relations with her neighbors and the impact of social values and institutions upon artistic production.