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A&C5342 History of Sacred Arts

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Students will survey sacred art throughout history as seen from a variety of cultural perspectives. Topics will include visual art, architecture, music, and dance as well as philosophical and religious concepts from numerous traditions including Greco-Roman, classical Chinese, shamanism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. Emphasis rests upon how these concepts relate to the development of artistic process of each student. Reading and term paper are required.

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