Courses

Fall 2017

  • American Indians in Virginia with Kasey Keeler - AMST 2559
  • Amazonian Peoples with George Mentore - ANTH 3152
    • Analyzes ethnographies on the cultures and the societies of the South American rain forest peoples, and evaluates the scholarly ways in which anthropology has produced, engaged, interpreted, and presented its knowledge of the 'Amerindian.'
  • Indigenous North American Arts with Adriana Greci Green - ANTH 3590/ARTH 3595
  • Sex, Spirits, and Sorcery with Henry Skerritt - ANTH 4590/ARTH 4591
  • University Museums Internship with Jordan Love - ARTH/GDS 4951
  • Introduction to Maya K'iche' I with Maria Esther Poveda Moreno - KICH 1010
    • This class is an introduction to K'iche', a Maya language spoken by about a million people in the western Highlands of Guatemala; it is one of the major indigenous languages in the Americas. This class aims to make students competent in basic conversation and to introduce students to Maya culture. It is offered as part of the UVa-Duke-Vanderbilt consortium for distance learning in less commonly taught languages.
  • Intermediate Maya K'iche' I with Maria Esther Poveda Moreno - KICH 2010
    • This class is the 3rd level of a 4-part sequence in K'iche', a Maya language spoken by a million people in western Guatemala. Here students will cover more advanced grammar (verb modalities), a broader range of scripts (colonial vs. modern orthography), and conduct research based on the K'iche' Oral History project at UNM. The class is offered as part of the UVa-Duke-Vanderbilt consortium for distance learning in LCTLs. The completion of KICH 1010 and 1020 with a grade of C- or higher.

Spring 2017

  • Native American Pop Culture with Kasey Keeler - AMST 3559
    • This course examines American Indian people in popular culture. Students will interrogate the representation of American Indians in a variety of media including print, television, film, music, sports, and fashion to think critically about the ways American Indian people have not only contributed to American popular culture, but the desire for American Indians as cultural and racial objects.
  • Indigenous North American Arts with Adriana Greci Green - ANTH 3590/ARTH 3595
  • Aboriginal Contemporary Art and Curatorial Lab with Henry Skerritt - ANTH 4590/ARTH 4591
    • What does it mean to call Aboriginal art “contemporary”? Taking advantage of UVA’s world-class collection of Aboriginal Australian art, this course will introduce students to the key art historical, philosophical and anthropological approaches to Aboriginal art. The seminar will situate Aboriginal art within a global critical context, asking students to consider the specific challenges that the Aboriginal art movement poses to our understanding of contemporary art and culture. A key component of the course will be the opportunity to test the theoretical ideas raised in the seminar through an exhibition and presentation at the Curatorial Lab @ UVA, utilizing works from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. 
  • University Museums Internship with Jordan Love - ARTH/GDS 4952