AHIS 106 Art of the Americas and Africa: 1492 to Now




Using illustrated lectures, discussions, field trips, and assignments this course critically situates "nonwestern" art within contemporary socio-historical and art historical discourses such as colonialism and indigenous resistance. Drawing on examples from the rich cultural and material histories of Meso-America, Africa, and the Northwest Coast, we will engage with the complex, and often controversial issues that shape our understanding of these diverse art practices. Topics include "primitivism", museums and repatriation, the ethics of archaeology, tourist art, gender, photography and film.

Course Notes

AHIS 106 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements. AHIS 106 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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