HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-008: Art and Culture of Ancient Americas
(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.

Mason Core (All)

Topic Varies

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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