ARTH 128 - History of African Arts

Overview

Department(s)

Description

This course will examine arts of the African continent, from ancient to modern, consider their connection to and impact on art of the African Diaspora and European modern art masters, while maintaining its emphasis on traditional art in areas south of the Sahara. The arts' historical importance (and its impact) will be emphasized, as well as the concept of aesthetics and the cultural, social and religious or spiritual context in which the objects were created. In addition to reading assignments, lectures and presentations, pertinent videotapes, films and/or DVDs will be screened, showing how objects were used in a traditional setting-and work will be assigned in conjunction with Queensborough's Gallery collection and exhibition of African art and artifacts.

Typically Offered

Fall

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Requirement Designation

Flexible Core - Creative Expression

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

011162

Course Schedule

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