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ART 116 - Asian Art History - Molly Moody

Course:Asian Art History
Professor:Molly Moody
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Dear Student:

Welcome to ART 116, a survey art history course in which we will learn about Asian art and material culture. My name is Molly Moody, your instructor for ART 116. I look forward to working with each student during the upcoming semester! Please note that this course is conducted in an asynchronous manner and is 100% online, with no scheduled meetings. If you have any questions regarding the nature of the course, be sure to send an email. 

Course Description

The course material encompasses the discovery of many artistic and cultural movements that pertain to the geographic areas of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. ART 116 is an introduction to various artworks, historical time periods, and visual arts terminology. This course will also provide you with the skills to analyze and interpret works of art.

What to Expect in this Course

There are several things you should be aware of before class begins:


  • This course is conducted in an asynchronous manner and taught 100% online. 
  • Consistent engagement with the material and assignments is essential for successfully completing the course.
  • The course Canvas site will be available on the first day of the semester. 
  • Course content will consist of readings, lectures, PowerPoint presentations, and video clips. Assignments will be submitted/posted via Canvas. 
  • We will spend a great deal of time analyzing and writing about art. Each student will be expected to communicate information about works of art through visual and contextual analysis. Such information may include the time and place a particular artwork was created, artist identification, which materials and techniques were used, and what the work of art means.
  • The student will be reading and writing about art, thus an ability to write clearly and express individual opinions/interpretations/critiques is essential for succeeding in this class.

Types of Assessments

Discussion Forums, Unit Exams

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Asian Art, 1st edition, Dorinda Neave, Lara C.W. Blanchard, and Marika Sardar, Pearson, 2014-15. ISBN: 9780205837632

You are required to obtain a copy of the text prior to the beginning of class; it is available in multiple formats, including print (new or used) or eBook (buy or rental). The textbook can be rented or purchased.

You may rent/purchase the textbook from various online websites or reserve your textbook online for next day pick up from the CoC bookstore ( You can also purchase an eTextbook directly from the publisher at or

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 11/19/2021 Sub#: 1153