OART-UT 954 | 6 units
Class Meeting Dates: Tuesday/Thursday 10am - 12pm
This course is open to all NYU sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA).
China boasts one of the world’s oldest cultural histories—dating back over five thousand years ago—as well as one of the earliest dance and film histories. This course explores the country’s artistic legacy through Chinese arts and examines the history of China as it is interpreted within the context of theatre, poetry/literature, philosophy, film, and the visual arts. The class also explores how the cultural and arts traditions of China have been adapted to contemporary life, represented by Beijing and Shanghai’s move into the forefront of the international arts and political scene.
After the course, students participate in a two-week study trip to China, hosted by academic and arts institutions in Beijing and Shanghai.
Travel dates: May 24-June 7, 2013.
Note: The course has a nonrefundable program fee of $1,965 which covers airfare, accommodations, some meals and all program related activities.