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VISC 3B28
Latin American Art: Indigenous and Hybrid Cultures
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course examines the representation of indigenous and hybrid cultures in Latin American art from a broad social and historical perspective. The course begins with an overview of the pre-conquest cultures of the Aztecs and the Incas. It then explores how the interrelationship and mixing of indigenous, African, and European cultures during the colonial and modern periods have produced a rich tradition of mestizaje and hybrid cultures. Within this framework, themes of identity, popular spiritual traditions, revolution, and cultural memory are discussed.
Anti-requisite: Students who have previously taken ACAD 3B28 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated February 5, 2010 - 11:06 AM