University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 07, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ART 482 - Art of Mexico

(3 units) CO10, CO13
This course explores the art of Mexico from 1500 to the present, including indigenous art of the Pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico; diverse art of colonial New Spain; and modern and contemporary Mexican art.

Prerequisite(s): General Education courses (CO1-CO3) completed; at least 3 courses from CO4-CO8 completed; Junior or Senior standing.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate in verbal and written form knowledge of 80 works of Mexican art from 1500-present and discuss the artist, subject matter, and cultural significance (CO1, CO3).
2. articulate connections between artworks and events in historical Mexico, including the Conquest of the Americas, colonial Mexico, and Mexican Independence movements (CO13).
3. assess, in class discussion and a research paper, how Mexican artworks connect to contemporary debates about diversity and equity in global art history (CO10, CO13).
4. analyze, in class discussions and exams, how people of indigenous, Asian, European, and Mexican descent have incorporated issues of race, class, and gender in art (CO10).
5. critically apply art historical analysis with emphasis on understanding the perceptions, viewpoints, and life experiences of diverse groups in Mexico (CO10, CO13).

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