• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Art History
  • Minor code ASAH-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Asian Art History minor draws upon expertise from across ANU, and explores traditional and contemporary art, architecture and film of a range of styles and genres within their historical, social, cultural and political context. Courses cover many aspects of Asian art from Chinese calligraphy through to contemporary art from India and Japan. The minor also addresses the complex interrelations in the development of Asian and Euro-American art.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. identify movements and traditions in Asian art and describe their development, evolution and interrelationships;
  2. explain and differentiate the historical, social, cultural and political contexts of Asian works of art;
  3. recognise and reflect on the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques used throughout history in making Asian art; and
  4. closely analyse individual Asian works of art, and interpret and communicate ideas to both specialist and non-specialist audiences using disciplinary language and conventions.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARTH1006 Art and Design Histories: Form and Space 6
ARTH1007 Art and Design Histories: Making and Meaning 6

A maximum of 18 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARCH3024 In the footprints of Siddhartha: The Archaeology of Buddhism 6
ARTH2056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation 6
ARTH2059 Art and Architecture of Asia: Histories and Traditions 6
ARTH2104 Asian Art In-Country 12
ARTH2169 Introducing Asian Modernisms 6
ARTH2170 Contemporary Asian Art 6
ASIA2073 Chinese Calligraphy: History and Practice 6
ASIA2078 Study Tour: Arts in Contemporary Taiwan 6
GEND2001 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific 6
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