• 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

 This course explores how spiritual movements, intellectual developments, technological transfers and historical contingencies have been interwoven into visual expressions in Asia through major art historical periods. Painting, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, decorative arts and architecture from earlies times to the present will be discussed. Arts from South, Central and East Asia are emphasised, to introduce key art historical periods and cross-cultural interactions. The relationships between art and religions, art and royal patronage, and art and identity are key themes, along with indigenous style and the influence of foreign forms and ideas throughout the historical period.

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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Workload

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have successfully completed ARTH2059

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
4357 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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