This three-credit course introduces students to Indigenous art and cultural objects from pre-contact through contemporary artistic practice. Employing post-modern, feminist, and post-colonial scholarship, students will discover how contemporary art historical study is reframing our previous understanding of Indigenous arts and cultural practices. This course acquaints students with the practice of critical looking and introduces scholarly strategies for interpreting the material aesthetics and cultural history of Indigenous artworks. Students will use their writing skills to develop argumentative analyses of artworks and incorporate an expanded academic vocabulary in their assignments.
Note: Restricted to Arts and Sciences, Indigenous Studies, Open Studies