Art Of The Americas | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Miami

Art Of The Americas

OSH 800 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: TBA
Instructor : Dr. Batia Cohen

Course Description

Before the discovery of the New Continent, different civilizations existed in America. The ones that came in contact with the Spanish were documented by them, but beyond that, today we have more knowledge and admiration for those interesting cultures who built wonderful places like Machu Picchu in Peru or Palenque in the Yucatan Peninsula. The course will explore the art and architecture of the Inca, the Aztecs and the Maya.

Week 1

Teotihuacan the city of gods

Week 2

The Inca of Machu Picchu and its discovery

Week 3

Bloody Aztecs

Week 4

The Mysterious Maya of Palenque

Dr. Batia Cohen has a Ph.D. in Mesoamerican Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University and she has taught in Florida for the past 15 years. Batia has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines. She is currently a collaborator of a cultural magazine in Spanish online; She is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola Entre Cactus. 

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