BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FINA-201 - Native Art History I - 3.00 Credits

FINA-201 - Native Art History I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
A survey of the evolution of styles and concepts of First Nations art forms from prehistoric to the advent of modern art. The main regions discussed are: Northwest Coast, Plateau, Western Sub-Arctic and Arctic, Plains and Woodlands.
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  • Prerequisites : Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • visual recognition of specific art forms in relation to specific culture areas;

  • enhanced computer research skills;

  • greater ability to organize, construct and present; and

  • greater ability to analyze, interpret and assess information.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Berlo, Janet Catherine and Phillips, Ruth B. (1998). Native North American Art. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • A reading package comprised of journal articles specific to topics covered will be available for students.Slide shown in the class room, will be available for student use throughout the semester.
    Other Resources:
  • Ralph Mayer, Ralph. (1991). Art Terms and Techniques. New York: Harper Collins.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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