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History of African Art and Material Culture

ARHA 265
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: African Studies, African Studies Minor

This course offers an introduction to the rich and varied visual arts of Africa. By examining certain visual practices that evoke a distorted understanding of the continent, the course confronts stereotypes about the African continent. There will be an examination of compelling objects that represent a variety of African visual cultures, both historical and contemporary. The course offers evidence of a continent with a history to counter the idea that Africa is "frozen in time" and that African "traditions" never change. Weekly readings aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the art of diverse ethnicities to counter the notion that "Africa is a country" and "a continent in isolation."
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUN-17-2024
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