History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 399: Special Topics in the History of Art

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Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Fall 2011

ARTH 399-002:
Meso-American Art

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR —  Enterprise Hall 174

This class in pre-Columbian art will focus primarily on two centers, in Peru and in Mesoamerica, a region that includes Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. You will encounter the visual power of Machu Picchu, the Nazca lines, the giant Olmec heads, the sun and moon pyramids at Teotihuacan, the Maya palace of Palenque, and the magnificent Aztec city on an island, Tenochtitlan. Learn about the dynamic and sophisticated people who created these works of art, so distant in time and space from our own cultural setting.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary.

Notes:

May be repeated when topic is different.

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