Students in the Ph.D. program in East Asian art spend two years completing coursework before sitting for the General Exam by the end of the G3 year. Course offerings are abundant at Harvard and are selected in close consultation with faculty advisers to ensure that students fill in gaps where necessary, delve deeply into specialized areas and practical training, and expand their horizons by putting their work in broad humanistic context. Coursework and term papers are the building blocks for the dissertation and future scholarly work and they provide a space to test out ideas, to strengthen one's analytical rigor, and to develop new conceptual frameworks.
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Visiting Professor Maya Stiller (University of Kansas) will be offering courses on ceramics, Buddhist art, and a survey of Korean art. All courses take advantage of the Korean art collection at the Harvard Art Museum, which holds one of the largest Korean art collections in the United States. View courses