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Fall 2021
Oct 03,2022
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This course is an introductory survey of art and architecture from the African continent during prehistoric, ancient, medieval, and modern periods. Emphasis will be made on the continuities and dissimilarities between earlier rock painting and monumental architecture, and more recent art and performance. The form of the class is mostly slide lectures, with regular intervals of discussion. Students will learn to understand relationships between visual an, ritual life, music, and dance in Africa’s historic cultures from ancient to modern. The differences of scale and type will be examined, between large states and urban metropolises and the cultures of smaller-scale societies. Students will be introduced to formal elements as well as historical and social contextual aspects of art objects from Africa The objectives of this course include introducing the methods of inquiry in the humanities and the learning of historical contexts through which students may interpret and critically analyze recent world events in relation to Africa and its diasporas. Our focus is on how an has been at the center of global economic, cultural, social, and political activities up to the present. Throughout this course we examine the interconnectedness of nations and peoples in history and the persistence of traditions from the deep past into the 2 1 st century.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
MN-AFR AMR STD-Hum & Culture, MJ-Africana Studies, MN-Africana Studies, Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, OLD GE-TOPICS ARTS&HUMANATIES

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

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