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Art History (ART H)

ART H 335 (GA;IL) (AFR 335) African Art (3) Introduction to the visual arts of Africa, including contemporary African art and the influence of African art outside Africa.

ART H (AFR) 335 African Art (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

The course will examine the arts of various African peoples in historical, religious, sociological and geographic contexts, providing an introduction to the many visual art forms of Africa including masquerade, costume, and indigenous architecture. While many of the arts in this field of study are from west and central Africa, the course will also include materials from southern and eastern Africa. Contemporary African art, African Diaspora arts, and the influence of African art on European art are important topics that may be included. In addition to the traditional format of a geographic organization of the material, students will explore thematic approaches. Each of the assignments requires completion of essays which draw upon the multiple course texts and readings. Exams include image identification and short essays.

General Education: GA
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures and Arts
Effective: Fall 2013

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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