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Colgate University    
2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  
 
  Jan 16, 2018
 
2017-2018 University Catalogue

ANTH 250 - Native Art of North America (MC, GR)


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 The course explores such issues as the usefulness of art objects in reconstructing cultures of the past and as historical documents for living peoples; gender roles in art production; the relationship between art, technology, and utility; the use of art as educational tools, memory aids,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. (MC, GR)

Credits: 1.00
Crosslisted: ARTS 250 
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None


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