ASIAN 243 - Introduction to South Asian Art
Section: 001 Home and the World
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Course Note:
This course surveys the arts of South Asia, from the earliest remains of Indus Valley civilization through the contemporary period.
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Studying the visual arts of South Asia constitutes a gateway to understanding the entirety of the intellectual and cultural heritage of humanity from prehistoric times to the present day. The assemblages of objects and images produced and used in South Asia — Buddhist stupas, temple-cities, cotton textiles, glazed ceramics, Mughal paintings, Satyajit Ray films and much else — represent more than the inheritance of this subcontinent, home to a fifth of the world’s population. This introductory course explores how these objects and images are equally the heritage of numerous cultures for they have emerged from encounters with civilizations around the globe, each reflected, reshaped, and reformed by the art of the subcontinent. Course includes visits to art museums in the Ann Arbor area.

Distributions: C. 1, 2, 3, 4

Course Requirements:

Course Evaluation: Initial Quiz 10%, Three Response Papers 15%, Term Paper 20%, Midterm Examination 20%, Final Exam 25%, Attendance and Participation 10%.

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

Class Format:

No data submitted

ASIAN 243 - Introduction to South Asian Art
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for ASIAN 243 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)