SRJC Course Outlines

7/21/2024 11:44:25 AMANTHRO 43 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 43Title:  NAT. AMER. ART & CULTURE  
Full Title:  Native American Art and Culture
Last Reviewed:2/7/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Study of Native American societies, their worldviews, practices, and oral traditions as expressed in their material culture.  Art from ancient history to contemporary expressions are examined from the perspective of Native American history.  Additional emphasis on the transformation of objects into art  from the influences of non-Native cultures.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Study of Native American societies, their worldviews, practices, and oral traditions as expressed in their material culture.  Art from ancient history to contemporary expressions are examined from the perspective of Native American history.  Additional emphasis on the transformation of objects into art from the influences of non-Native cultures.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.    Analyze the basic anthropological concepts, terms, and theories used in the study of culture and art, and apply them to Native American artistic traditions.
2.    Demonstrate basic knowledge of traditional Native American art forms and distinguish specific works of art by society and/or regional identity.
3.    Recognize and interpret the cultural symbolism in Native American art forms and designs, and describe the influences of non-Native cultures on Native American art.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.   Apply anthropological concepts and make use of technical terms related to Native American art.
2.   Identify by society or regional culture specific works of art, styles, and designs in ceramics, basketry, textiles, woodcarving, jewelry, and architecture.
3.   Identify artistic creations by renowned individual Native American artists.
4.   Compare and contrast art forms and design elements from several different Native American cultures.
5.   Examine the expression of spiritual ideas, gender roles, environmentalism and oral traditions in Native American art.
6.   Identify European and other cultural influences on Native American art and describe how these outside influences changed Native art through time.

Topics and Scope
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I. Anthropological concepts and overview of Native American culture areas
    A. Concept of culture
    B. Art in cultural context
    C. The culture area concept
II. Ceramic arts of Native North America
    A. Pueblo pottery traditions and Pueblo world view
    B. Other ceramic traditions in Native North America
III. Basketry arts of Native North America
    A. Pomo basketry and Native American environmentalism
     B. Other Native American basketry traditions
IV. Native American textile traditions
    A. Navajo textile weaving and Navajo history
    B. Pueblo weaving traditions and gender
    C. Other weaving traditions, e.g., Northwest Coast
V. Great Plains skinwork art
    A. Beadwork and quillwork
    B. Painted art
    C. Gender roles and Plains artists
VI. Woodcarving arts of Native North America
    A. Hopi Kachina dolls and Hopi religion
    B. Northwest Coastal woodcarving as reflection of social organization
    C. Other woodcarving traditions in North America
VII. Native American jewelry
    A. Southwest Pueblo and Navajo jewelry traditions
    B. Other Native American jewelry arts
VIII. Monumental architecture of Native North America
    A. Ancestral Puebloan architecture
    B. Ancient Moundbuilders of the Eastern U. S.
IX. Monumental sculpture and architecture of the New World civilizations that may include:
    A. Art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica
    B. Art and architecture of ancient Peru
X. Contemporary arts among Native peoples of North America that may include:
    A. Contemporary art forms using traditional themes and traditional art forms using contemporary themes.
    B. Politically-oriented art
    C. Native American cinema and other contemporary arts
XI. Influence of European and other cultures on Native American art
XII. Ethnicity, race, gender, and sexual orientation as expressed in Native American artistic traditions

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1. Reading approximately 10-25 pages weekly in required textbooks.
2. Two midterm exams and one final exam comprised of multiple choice, true/false, identification and short answer
3. One or two short quizzes required.
4. Independent study required of all students in the form of museum assignments completed in the Santa Rosa Junior College Multicultural Museum or similar SRJC venues. These assignments will enhance the content of each lecture topic. A minimum of 5 hours of museum study required over the course of the semester.
5. 1500 -  2000 words in the form of five to eight written museum assignments (250-500 words each)  Other short reaction papers from one to three pages may also be included.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 30%
Written museum assignments and short reaction papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 70%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Essay exams, Quizzes and Slide Identification
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Attendance, Projects

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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(1949) North American Indian Arts.  Whiteford, Andrew H. and  Shaffer, Owen V.  Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press, New York:  2001 (classic).
The Arts of the North Amerian Indian.  Wade, Edwin L., Editor.  Hudson Hills, New York: 1996 (classic).
Native American Art and Culture: A Workbook.   Bond, Margaret.  Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston:  2008 (classic).
Native North American Art.  Berlo, Janet C. and  Phillips, Ruth B.  Oxford University Press, Oxford: 2015.
North American Indian Art.  Penney, David and  Horsecapture, George.  Thames and Hudson,  New York:  2004 (classic).

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