Odyssey: The American Southwest

This course explores the art, history, and cultures of the American Southwest, from ancient Native American homeland to contemporary cultural mosaic. We begin our exploration some 2,000 years ago, when the Southwest was the homeland of the Ancestral Pueblo people (the "Anasazi"), visiting such major archaeological sites as Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Canyon de Chelly, with their spectacular residential compounds, cliff dwellings, and intriguing petroglyphs. We then turn our attention to the historical communities of the Hopi, Zuni, and other Pueblo peoples of New Mexico and Arizona, along with their Navajo and Apache neighbors. We then consider the impact of the coming of the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries, and then the arrival of Anglo traders and settlers, the coming of the railroads and the influx of Easterners, and the genesis of the Southwest as a multicultural mecca, with a vibrant avant-garde arts scene extending from the 1920s to the present day. Each week the instructor will send ahead some readings that you may wish to peruse for that class.

Feb.14 to March 14 (five sessions)
Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET

To register and for a detailed overview of each session, go to the event website.

Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies

Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found on the Tuition Support for Employees, Spouses, and Children at JHU webpage of Human Resources' Benefits & Worklife website.

After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University's remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy.

A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events. If you wish not to have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu