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Fall 2021
Sep 29,2022
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ARHT 204 - INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL ART TRADITIONS
This course is an introduction to so-called "non-western" and "pre-modem" art traditions and how they are seen and understood within contemporary global cultures. We consider the meaning of "tradition" today as it relates to past and present cultures. As we explore these different historical cultures within our own global modern world we will also be thinking about what roles art can play in society: How is art central to education, healing, religion, entertainment, gender, class, and other factors that help create our world? How is the look, the aesthetic, of artistic form related to the history of culture? How has cultural mixture and adaptation always been a central feature of local and global traditional arts? Each semester three distinct regional histories will be chosen for selected focus. (For instance, during 2016 the focus was art from Native American, Caribbean, and African civilizations, and the interaction of these three in the North America context.) Each semester, each of the main cultural units examined will include an experiential component of visiting art at NY/NJ area museum collections.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, OLD GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      Freshman

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