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AIS 230: Contemporary Issues in American Indian Art

(3 units)

Introduces contemporary issues in American Indian art including but not limited to issues of cultural authenticity and ownership, legal foundations to protect American Indian artwork and artists, cultural misappropriation and theft (e.g. pot-hunting), and (mis)representation in the marketplace. Develops critical reading skills to analyze the social, material, and cultural context that informs artistic production a result of cultural contact in various historical periods. 

Satisfies GE area: C2