In the last of the sequence of required courses in the history of art, students concentrate on nonwestern topics and themes. Advanced studies are designed to allow students to focus intensively on themes, issues, methods, and theoretical frameworks that define nonwestern artistic traditions. Lectures, readings and assignments emphasize research, writing, and oral presentations. Topics vary from one term to another. Sample topics include: Arts of China, Arts of Japan, Religion and Art in the nonwestern world, and modern Latin American art, etc. At the conclusion of this course, students possess a deeper understanding of art historical movements, methods, and theories from the nonwestern world. Further, students refine and deepen their research and writing skills, researching and writing knowledgeably on topics from the course.