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ANTH 250 AX   Native Art of N America Back to Results  


InstructorLorenz, Carol Ann
MeetsMW 245-400, ALUMNI 110
RestrictionsInstr sign req during Drop/Add
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsNAST/Native American Studies

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Relying on archaeological, art historical, and ethnographic sources, this course examines the principal art styles of the indigenous cultures of North America. The course explores such issues as the usefulness of art objects in reconstructing cultures of the past and as historical documents for living peoples; gender roles in art production; the relationship between art, technology, and utility; the use of art as educational tools, memory aids, and religious devices; the relative importance of tradition and innovation; and the role of contemporary art in Native North American life today. This course is crosslisted as ARTS 250. (MC, GR)