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ARTH 248  Introduction to Indigenous Arts of North America  Units: 3.00  
An introduction to the arts and visual culture of the Indigenous peoples of North America from north of the Rio Grande to the Arctic, encompassing pre-history, colonialism, and the modern period. Key works from six regional zones are studied in their historical and cultural contexts.
Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite (Level 2 or above) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Compose essays or responses of various lengths to demonstrate comprehension of the ideas, material, and concepts of the course.
  2. Identify examples of Indigenous North American arts from pre-history to the late twentieth century.
  3. Describe and interpret significant works of Indigenous North American visual culture and art from prehistoric times to the present.
  4. Organize library/research materials and produce a bibliography or inventory of relevant objects or texts associated with the course materials, beyond the assigned readings.
  5. Summarize and critically analyze secondary source material pertinent to the history of Indigenous North American art, visual culture, its criticism or understanding.