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10/5/2022 6:56:12 PMANTHRO 43 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will explore Native American societies, their worldviews, practices, and oral traditions as expressed in their art forms. Topics such as ceramics, basketry, textiles, woodcarving, leather works, monumental architecture, and others will be studied using cultural aspects of symbolism, ritual, gender, social structure, and landscape relationships. Emphasis on the transformation of traditional objects into world art market commodities is an additional aspect of study.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will explore Native American societies, their worldviews, practices, and oral traditions as expressed in their art forms. Topics such as ceramics, basketry, textiles, woodcarving, leather works, monumental architecture, and others will be studied using cultural aspects of symbolism, ritual, gender, social structure, and landscape relationships. Emphasis on the transformation of traditional objects into world art market commodities is an additional aspect of study.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
G
Humanities
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:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Define the basic anthropological concepts, terms, and theories used in the study of culture and art, and apply them to Native American artistic traditions.
2. Identify 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 other societies (both Native and non-Native) on Native American art development.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
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, leather works, and monumental 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 societies.
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 Native artisans incorporated new ideas or technologies while maintaining their deep traditions.

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 concepts of 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. Northwest Coastal woodcarving as reflection of social organization
    B. 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

Assignments:
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1. Reading approximately 10-25 pages weekly in required textbooks.
2. Unit examinations (3-6)
3. One or two short quiz(zes) required.
4. Writing assignments 1500-2000 words total in the form of 4-8 written museum assignments (250-500 words each). Other short reaction papers 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%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 70%
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  (classic)
North American Indian Art.  Penney, David and  Horsecapture, George.  Thames and Hudson,  New York:  2004 (classic)

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