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ART 104 - Art of the Ancient Americas

Unit(s): 3

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides a study of the indigenous arts of Mexico, Andean South America, and Central America produced by civilizations including the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Inca, Moche, Chavin de Huantar, and Nazca. The art of representative native tribes of the territory now encompassed by the United States and Canada is comparatively examined. Works of art and architecture are presented in relation to the various religious beliefs, political/ economic systems, and cultural practices of the ancient Americas. Art historical and archaeological methodologies relating to the understanding and interpretation of non-Western art are discussed. This course is appropriate for students pursuing a degree in art or art history and/or students with an interest in American studies and Latin American studies.

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