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The Story of Us, Aboriginal Peoples of the Americas
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This interdisciplinary studio seminar course examines the historical and contemporary culture of North and South American aboriginal peoples. Various linguistic and cultural areas of the New World are considered, including the Inuit, the Northwest Coast and Woodland cultures of Canada, the Southwest, Great Plains and Eastern regions of the United States and the Aztec, Mayan and Incan empires. Through a consideration of the social, economic and political issues affecting aboriginal peoples, students contextualize and respond in the studio to the issues pertaining to the aboriginal arts and cultures of the New World.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took ACAD 3B19 and VISC 3B19 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: This course may be used to fulfill 0.5 credit in VISC at the 200-level.
Course was last updated February 4, 2010 - 2:56 PM