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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 212 - African Art and Design

This course provides an introduction to the rich, diverse and inspiring world of African art. We will examine the varied ways that African art has shaped and been shaped by the histories and cultural values of different African peoples, both in the past and during the present day. This course will strengthen the student’ ability to critically assess the role of art in Africa for the people who produce and use it, and will provide an understanding of the role of African art in the West for the people who collect, exhibit, view and study it. Topics of study will include social, political, religious, philosophical, gendered and aesthetic practices.

Credits 1



Arts and Humanities

Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities, Taylor and Lane Scholars