• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Charlotte Galloway
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Art and Architecture of Asia: Continuity and Change (ARTH6059)

This course will provide a broad introduction to the art and architecture of India, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. Themes of special importance will be the relation between art and religion, between art and royal patronage, and between indigenous styles and foreign forms and ideas. Art works from a range of religious and philosophical orientations: autochthonous, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Confucian, Daoist, Islamic and Christian will be studied.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

  1. identify, describe, research and conduct visual analyses of Asian art works;
  2. describe the major developments in Asian art and relate subjects and styles to their intellectual, religious, political, and social contexts;
  3. synthesise and critically evaluate key studies and approaches to the study of Asian art;
  4. apply methods of art history and draw on primary texts and other sources to develop, support and present an argument, orally and in writing, to explain aspects of Asian art

Indicative Assessment

Online assessment

2000 word presentation and essay (50%) [outcomes 2,3,4]

report and online discussion of artwork/artist (1000 words) (20%) [outcomes 1,3,4]

online participation (10%) [outcomes 1,2,3,4)

and online analysis of selectedowrks (20%) [outcomes1,2]

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An average of two and a half class online contact hours a week.


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Line
3531 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
On Campus
3532 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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