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Advanced Themes in African History and Art

ARHA 390
Spring 2007
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: African Studies

This seminar will consider the most recent research into the art and cultural history of West and Central Africa. Emphasis will be placed on the historical context in which cultural traditions have developed. From the historically specific study of art, it is possible to detail the evolution of style, as well as the changing and contextually contingent iconographical meaning of forms. We will then turn to a case study of the Mande peoples, before broadening our field to encompass the broader geographical area of West Africa.

There will be a field trip to New York museums.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ARHA101 OR [ARHA267 or AFAM268] OR [ARHA299 or HIST229 or FRST299 or AFAM299]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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