SRJC Course Outlines

12/1/2023 4:00:54 PMANTHRO 43 Course Outline as of Spring 2003

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 Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR.50 Contact DHR8.75
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total61.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Introductory survey emphasizing the interrelationship of art, culture, and the individual artist in numerous Native American cultures. Additional emphasis on the interactions and influences of non-Indian cultures on native art beginning in colonial times and continuing today.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The interrelationship of traditional art, Native American cultures, and artists.  Both prehistoric and contemporary art and architecture are examined from the perspectives of Native American history and world view.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
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


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students completing this  course will be able to:
1.  Identify by tribal culture and by artist numerous Native art forms
   including ceramics, basketry, textiles, jewelry rock art, and
2.  Analyze changes in the art forms as related to the artistic
   transitions required for adaptation to European and American
3.  Recognize and interpret the cultural symbolism in Native artistic
4.  Compose written responses that utilize anthropological concepts and
   incorporate technical terminology that relate to Native American
   artistic symbolism.
5.  Recognize artistic creations by individual artists and well known
   Native American groups.
6.  Describe influences both within and outside native communities that
   have shaped art forms through time.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Anthropological concepts and an overview of Native American
2.  Ceramics of the Pueblos and Woodlands cultures
3.  Basketry and textiles of the North American Native people.
4.  Painting, sculpture, and jewelry of the Southwest and Northwest Coast
   Indian groups.
5.  Architecture and monumental art of the Native Americans.
6.  Native American responses to colonial influences as seen in Native
   American art.
7.  Major theoretical issues relevant to understanding issues of
   ethnicity, race, and gender roles, and sexual orientation as expressed
   in Native American art forms.
8.  Principles of successful environmental management as expressed in
   religious symbols in various Native American art forms.

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Independent study will be required of all students in the form of reading,
writing, and Museum visitations.  Approximately two hours of independent
work is required for each hour of class time. A series of assignments
in the Jesse Peter Museum will be added in order to strengthen the
writing component and enhance existing course content. A minimum of 8
hours of Museum study will be required per semester.

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
35 - 45%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams
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
50 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Geography/Identification
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Museum assignments will be completed from a workbook for each art form.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Berlo, Janet C. and Ruth B. Phillips
  1998 Native North American Art, Oxford University Press.  Oxford
Wade, Edwin L. editor
  1986 The Arts of the North American Indian.  Hudson Hills. New York

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