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African History and Art

ARHA 299
Fall 2014 not offered
Crosslisting: HIST 229, FRST 299, AFAM 299
Course Cluster: African Studies

This course introduces the history and art of West Africa from the late first millenium AD to the beginning of the colonial period. The course focuses on a series of art works and architectural monuments, to illustrate important historical developments. These works include the 14th-century mosque in Jenné and a portrait bust of the Queen Mother from Benin, enabling us to investigate the spread of Islam, or the role of women in the Benin kingdom. Other topics will include trans-Saharan commerce, and the integration of West Africa into 16th-century globalized commerce.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AFST-MN)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(MUST-MN)(RMST)

Last Updated on JUL-22-2024
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