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ART 116 - Asian Art History - Molly Moody

Course:Asian Art History
Professor:Molly Moody
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Dear Student:

Welcome to ART 116, a survey art history course in which we will learn about Asian art and material culture. I look forward to working with each student during the upcoming semester! If you have any questions about 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


  • The Canvas course site will be available on the first day of the semester. 
  • Course content will consist of readings, lectures, discussions, 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, use of materials and techniques, and what the work of art means.
  • The student will be reading and writing about art, thus an ability to express individual opinions/interpretations/critiques is essential for succeeding in this class.

Types of Assessments

Visual Analysis assignments, Unit Exams, Discussion Responses

Textbook Information

Asian Art, 15th edition, Dorinda Neave, Pearson, 2014. 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 (

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)

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Online Counseling

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Management of Stress and Mental Health

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You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 03/17/2022 Sub#: 268