Spring 2024

Storytelling Arts in Mesoamerica

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-212


Chris Couch (Section 02)


[Before 1800] This course will explore the major pictorial narrative traditions of Mesoamerica, focusing on manuscripts of the Aztec, Maya, and Mixtec peoples, as well as other media, including texts and images from murals, ceramics, monuments, and mirrors. These visual and narrative media continue to play important roles in the preservation of Indigenous identity, solidarity, and cultural identity within nation states; the course will examine public, popular, and fine arts reviving, repurposing, and supporting resistance using this imagery.

Limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Couch.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference given to Art & the History of Art majors and Five College Native American Studies certificate students.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, field work or trips, visual analysis, understanding cultural context

ARHA 212 - LEC

Section 02
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MEAD 115
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MEAD 115