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|AMER 322 - AMERICAN ART I: CONTACT TO 1865|
This course provides a critical introduction to ther painting, sculpture, photography, and popular visual culture of North America from contact to about 1865. We examine examples of visual arts and related activities from first contact between Europeans and Indigenous people through the early Colonial, the Revolutionary, Federal, and Civil War periods. Along this trajectory, we will study some of the major developments in painting, photography, architecture and sculpture.
Among the themes we will return to what repeatedly will be the changing roles of the fine arts and of the broader visual culture in constructing American identities; the role of visual culture in defining the meanings of race, class, and gender; the key ideological frameworks of American antebellum culture, from Enlightenment-based conceptions of nature and natural history to abolitionism to Manifest Destiny.
This course has been Cross-Listed with ARHT-322.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
American Studies Department
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, OLD GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA, WRITING INTENSIVE
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
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