CCOG for NAS 203 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- NAS 203
- Course Title:
- Indigenous Art of the United States and Canada
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
Identify the breadth and depth of Native American artistic traditions.
Explain the social, cultural, political, and historic contexts for Native American artwork.
Examine the issues and themes that are explored by Indigenous artists through their artwork.
Explore how Native American art has changed over time to incorporate new materials and accommodate cultural shifts.
Articulate how contemporary Native American art addresses various themes and issues using both culturally relevant and contemporary methods.
Apply insights gained from lectures and discussions to create a culturally sensitive project that explores Native American artwork.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.
General education philosophy statement
Through the study of art history, students look closely at works of art and architecture, articulating the way elements of art are interrelated and considering how values and interpretations have changed over time. They critically analyze visual communication, work creatively with art historical data, use evidence to support arguments and assess the stakes of primary and secondary sources. They also analyze the relationships between art and its historical, cultural, social and political contexts. Art history enhances students’ engagement in contemporary global culture through a deeper understanding of history, which helps students recognize connections between the past and present and become more aware of their own vantage points.
To provide a safe space for students to explore Indigenous art and Indigenous issues with respect for the material and for each other. Connect to local Indigenous artists and to local tribal communities. Involve students in local cultural events such as the PCC Powwow
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment tools may include:
responses to in-class and online discussion topics
discussion of reading assignments
analysis of artwork in class, writing assignments and examinations
formal research papers
visual art projects
in-class presentations of research and visual art projects
involvement in class field trips
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
The successful student should be able to:
research artwork and demonstrate knowledge in both formal writing and creative projects
recognize Western biases and assumptions that impede understanding and appreciation of Indigenous art and culture
understand and analyze Indigenous art from Indigenous viewpoints
develop a sensitivity to Indigenous issues
gain an appreciation of how historic and political events have impacted tribal communities
respect and facilitate Indigenous voices in art