ARTH 375: Indigenous Arts of the US and Canada

ARTH 375-DL1: Indigenous Arts of the U.S. and Canada
(Spring 2024)


Section Information for Spring 2024

This course provides a survey of the arts of native peoples in historical context. Organized both chronologically and geographically, the class will examine the visual arts of select tribes from the Arctic, Northwest Coast, Southwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast regions of North America, including parts of present-day Canada and the United States. Through examination of a wide variety of visual practices including painting, pottery, weaving and textiles, personal adornment, performance, and architecture/built environments, we will examine issues of class, status, gender, tribal identity, cosmology, and intercultural encounter within the arts of indigenous peoples. Chronologically the course ranges from pre-contact arts of North America to twentieth century and contemporary art, in which we will examine how historical traditions merge with cutting-edge practice.

ARTH 375 DL1 is an online asynchronous section.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores the arts of Indigenous peoples in the areas that are today the United States and Canada, from the pre-contact era to the present. Arts are discussed in relation to their cultural, regional, and historical contexts. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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