Fall 2024

Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-186  |  Latinx and Latin Amer Studies, as LLAS-186


Chris Couch (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 186 and LLAS 186) This course provides an introduction to the Pre-Columbian art and architecture of the Americas. It explores major traditions in architecture and city planning, murals, sculpture, painting, masks, and textiles. The first half of the semester concentrates on Preclassic and Classic Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America); the second on Postclassic Mesoamerica, North America, and the Andes.

Limit 25 students. Fall 2024: Visiting Professor Couch.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to ARHA and LLAS majors, thereafter, admission to the course will prioritize a diverse roster of 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: Not applicable.

Course Materials


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019, Fall 2024