CORC 3206 The Development of the Silk Road

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CC 20.06.
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3 hours; 3 credits

An exploration of the art and architecture of the Silk Road from China into Central Asia, with some attention to exports to Europe, from the Han Dynasty (2nd century BCE) until the Mongols (13th century CE). Subjects covered: the history of art, the rise and interaction of Islam and Buddhism, and the economic and diplomatic context that facilitated the development and expansion of the Silk Road, the Silk Road today. Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.


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