317 Topics in Non-Western Art & Design

Lecture Credits: 2, Prerequisites: 640 or 601 AND 602 or 111 AND 112

Students will be introduced to some of the significant traditions of art, architecture, and design in the non-Western world and their influence on Western architecture and design. The course provides students with an understanding of the historical background of each culture, major building forms, types of furnishings and interiors, and distinctive forms of ornament. Changing topics may include Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Mayan design. DH