AHIS 252 Vancouver Art & Culture: Past and Present




Always in the vanguard of global exchange, the dynamic and multicultural metropolis of Vancouver is an exciting model of the trans-global city of the future. Using illustrated lectures, discussions, and assignments, students participating in Art History 252 will be introduced to the history, culture and artistic accomplishments of Greater Vancouver. Multiple on-site visits make this course an enriching, participatory and interactive experience for both local and international students, allowing them to better understand the West Coast and Canadian culture, in which they are living and working, as well as discovering contemporary Indigenous art in public spaces. By surveying selected examples from various genres and media we will investigate the many functions of art through an examination of its past and present roles in the diverse societal and political contexts of Vancouver.

Course Notes

AHIS 252 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements. AHIS 252 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).


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