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Fall 2017
Nov 19, 2017
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ARTH 419 - Images of Native America
From Walt Disney’s Pocahontas to the Washington Redskins, Native Americans are often depicted as a primitive culture in a pre-industrialized past.  This course will examine the prejudices, stereotypes, and cultural appropriations associated with Native peoples through the lens of art.  Students will examine how Native people have been traditionally represented in paintings, photographs, murals, and in popular culture.  Students will also examine how Indigenous artists have responded to such representations.  The class will include trips to the U.S. Capitol Building and National Museum of the American Indian. This course is not a chronological assessment of Native art, but a critical look at the contemporary issues facing Indigenous artists. 
**for ARTH minors, fulfills the post-1600 distribution requirement
***fulfills the “Engaging Diversity” core curriculum requirement

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Art & Art History Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Graduate, Master's Candidate

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