Nov 15, 2018  
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ARTH 511 - Orientalism

(3 credits)
This course critically examines Orientalism as both a way the West views the East, and as the East sometimes views itself. The focus will be on the visual arts: painting, photography, architecture and film, as well as literature and music, and how they depict the “Orient” from the 18th  century through the present. Emphasis will also be placed on how the East adopted the same mode of expression as a lens to view the Islamic world. The course emphasizes the Middle East, but the Far East and India are also included in lectures, readings and assignments. Museum trips to Boston and New York are a requirement.