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Latin American Art: An Historical Overview
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits), and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
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 taken ACAD 3B28, VISC 3B28, or VISA 3B28: Latin American Art: Indigenous and Hybrid Cultures may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Course code change 2011-12
Title change 2012-13
Course was last updated May 2, 2012 - 4:32 PM