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Mexican Art History
Course: ARH217

First Term: 1995 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Art of Mexico and related cultures, from the prehistoric to the contemporary period

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Trace the development of artistic expression in Pre-Colombian Mexico, Mesoamerica, and related areas of the American Southwest, with some attention to developments in South America. (I)
2. Identify the acculturation of pre-Hispanic elements in the early phase of colonial art in Mexico and related areas. (II,III)
3. Analyze the adaptation of the Baroque style in the flowering of colonial art in Mexico and related areas. (IV)
4. Describe developments following independence from Spain. (IV)
5. Analyze the influences of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 on twentieth-century art in Mexico. (V)
6. Describe recent artistic developments in Mexico and other parts of the Hispanic-American world, including chicano arts in the United States. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Arts of Ancient Mexico
   A. Olmecs and the foundation of artistic traditions
   B. Teotihuacan and the Central Valley
   C. Maya of southern Mexico and Central America
   D. Toltecs of Tula and Toltec-Mayans of Chichen-Itza in the Yucatan
   E. Mixtec-Zapotec traditions
   F. Aztecs and Tenochtitlan
   G. Cultural traditions of the American Southwest
II. Other Pre-Colombian Artistic Traditions
   A. Coastal cultures of South America
   B. Andean cultures and the Inca
III. The Conquista and the Arts
   A. Impact on native traditions
   B. Acculturation in the early colonial period
IV. Colonial Mexico and Related Areas
   A. Baroque arts in Spain
   B. Colonial adaptations of the Baroque
V. Post-colonial Arts in Mexico and Related Areas
   A. The Revolution of 1910 and mural art
   B. Recent artistic developments
      1. Mexico
      2. Other areas of Hispanic America
      3. The Chicanos
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 5/24/1994

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