ARTH 399: Special Topics in the History of Art

ARTH 399-001: Art and Culture of Ancient Americans
(Fall 2019)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Art & Design Building 2026

Section Information for Fall 2019

This course explores the art from ancient Mesoamerica (present-day Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras) and South America (primarily present-day Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador) with a focus on the development of artistic styles and cultures in those areas prior to the 16th century. Functional, ceremonial, and decorative art from various cultures, including Maya, Mixtec, Aztec, Moche, and Inka, will be analyzed within their original socio-political context. In-class lectures, activities, and discussions will be supplemented by museum visits and a research paper.

Topic Varies

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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