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Art History (ART H)

ART H 447 (IL) (AFR 447) Topics in the Art of the African Diaspora (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected topics in arts of the African Diaspora (South America, Caribbean, USA) including masquerades, textiles, architecture and other art forms.

ART H (AFR) 447 Topics in the Art of the African Diaspora (3 per semester/maximum of 6)
(IL)

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


This course explores selected topics of the arts of the African Diaspora by examining the aesthetic, philosophical and religious patterns of the African descendants in South American countries such as Brazil, Surinam and Ecuador; the Caribbean and the United States. Some African cultural practices and art forms will be examined for background information and to establish a comparative basis. The major emphasis will be on such topics as examining the modes of transmission of African artistry to the Americas and exploring the significance of the preservation and trans-formation of artistic forms from the period of slavery to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the full range of art forms, including the sculptural and performance traditions as well as architecture, textile, basketry and pottery art forms. Two possible topics are "African Diaspora in the Americas" and "Brazil, Carnival, Samba and Candomble."


General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures and Arts
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History

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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