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Art 222 Art History: Africa, Asia, Oceania Winter Quarter, 2012 CSU San Bernardino Lecture: 8:00

a.m-9:50 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday Lecture Hall: VA 101 Professor: John J. Ciofalo Office: VA 214 E-mail: jjciofalo@earthlink.net Phone: (909) 556-4396 Office hours: 9:50 a.m-10: 50 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment In this course we will examine major works of art from the countries of Africa, Asia, Oceana, and Native America. We will consider a wide range of objects and buildings designed both for official, public display and more mundane and private functions. Individual works of art and architecture will be explored not only from the standpoints of style and iconography (meaning), but also in terms of how they were designed to be used, and how they express the political and religious ideas of the societies that created them. TEXT: All of the images for exams and quizzes come from the text below. The text also serves to provide you with a general background for the course. This book may be purchased at the bookstore or viewed on your computer. Fred S. Kleiner, Gardner's Art through the Ages (2011) (http://www.scribd.com/doc/49080640/Gardner-s-Art-through-the-Ages-A-Global-History) COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 1) Two non-comprehensive exams (midterm and final) (40%) Each exam will consist of a core of 20 images (must have been shown in class and must appear in our text). You will be asked to identify the work of art (name of the object and country). You will then be asked a short answer question that corresponds with each slide. The questions may range from supplying definitions to answering briefly questions about the context, meanings of works of art, etc. Questions will come from our lectures. Makeup exams will not be permitted unless there is a written medical excuse. If there is an unfortunate tragedy, please bring me your documentation. You will have only the following week (after the exam) to make it up. Otherwise, a missed exam will be an automatic F for that exam. 2) Two Writing Assignments (30%) Writing Assignment #1 Due January 17 The creation of a Bucket List means that there are a number of things you want to do, places you want to visit, works of art you want to see, countries you would like to visit before you pass from this earth. For this assignment, I want you to review your book and decide on two works of art from the time period and locales of our course that you absolutely must see! You are to tell me why these two in the first paragraph. You are to tell me what your experience of each was like (imagine you did see them!) in the second and third paragraphs. In the fourth paragraph you are to tell me whats next on your Bucket List and why. It does not have to be a work of art. It could be any long-desired wish.

Writing Assignment #2 Due March 13 Choose one of the following topics, and write a 500-1000 word essay about it. Your essay should have an introduction, central section in which you discuss the three works of art you are writing about, and a concluding paragraph. For this assignment, the images you use should come from your Gardner text. Group 1 *South and Southeast Asia before 1200 *Native Arts of America before 1300 *China and Korea after 1279 *Oceania Group 2 *China and Korea to 1279 *Africa before 1800 *Japan after 1336 *Africa after 1800 Group 3 *Japan before 1333 *South and Southeast Asia after 1200 *Native Arts of the Americas after 1300

1) Select one work of religious architecture from each of the three groups listed above (you will have three buildings total). For each building, discuss what it represents contextually, how it represents a style of architecture (and what style that is), and how it connected architecturally. In your introduction and conclusion, compare and contrast these aspects of the buildings. 2) From each of the three groups listed above, select one work other than architecture (could be painting, pottery, relief sculpture, etc.) For each image, discuss the object, how it is placed in an artistic or nationalistic context, and why. Note any formal or stylistic connections between any of the images, direct or indirect. Compare and contrast the images in your introduction and conclusion. (Plagiarism, of course, will not be tolerated. If you have questions about what plagiarism means in the context of an art history class, please visit my office.) *NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. BEARING IN MIND THAT ILLNESSES AND DEATHS OCCUR, YOU SHOULD MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE PAPER IS COMPLETED WELL BEFORE THE DUE DATE. 3) Quizzes (30%) At the beginning of each lecture, a quiz based upon the previous lecture will be given. Exactly like the midterm and final, you will be asked to identify the work of art (name and country). You will also be asked to supply a short answer to a question that corresponds with the work of art . Unlike the midterm and final, there will be only five works of art and five questions to answer. While your text is important, we are crafting our own text with our lectures and images. I am not requiring that you read your text. I am requiring that you review your notes from the previous lecture and come prepared to take a quiz. You will find that you are able to ingest the material much better this way than to wait to study intensively only for midterms and finals.

Tentative Schedule Week One, January 10, 12 Introduction to the Class; South and Southeast Asia before 1200 Week Two, January 17, 19 (Assignment #1 DueJanuary 17!); South and Southeast Asia before 1200; China to Korea to 1279 Week Three, January 24, 26 China to Korea to 1279; Japan before 1333 Week Four, January 31, February 2 Japan before 1333; Native Arts of the Americas before 1300 Week Five, February 7, 9 Native Arts of the Americas before 1300; Africa before 1800 Week Six, February 14, 16 (MidtermFebruary 14!); Africa before 1800 Week Seven, February 21, 23 South and Southeast Asia after 1200; China and Korea after 1279 Week Eight, February 28, March 1 China and Korea after 1279; Japan after 1336 Week Nine, March 6, 8 Japan after 1336; Native Arts of the Americas after 1300 Week Ten, March, 13, 15 (Assignment #2 DueMarch 13!); Oceania; Africa after1800 Week Eleven, March 20 Final Exam! (8:00 a.m.)