Spring 2020

Native American Art

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-187  |  Latinx and Latin Amer Studies, as LLAS-187


Chris Couch (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 187 and LLAS 187) This course provides an introduction to Native American Indian art and architecture from North and Latin America. It focuses on the modern and contemporary periods (with some attention to archaeological art), exploring traditions in architecture, sculpture, painting, masks, textiles, and ceramics. The first half of the semester concentrates on the Woodlands, Plains, and Southwest; the second on the Northwest Coast, Arctic, Mexico and Guatemala, Central America, the Andes, and Amazonia. The course will be interdisciplinary, with each unit including readings of narratives or texts, analyses of visual materials, and each will also include readings on aesthetics and translation, as well as cultural and literary criticism, as appropriate.

Limited to 35 students. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Couch.

If Overenrolled: Priority would be given first to seniors, second to majors, and third to students working toward the 5 College Native American Studies Certificate.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2023