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
before broadening our field to encompass the broader geographical area of West Africa.
Each student will select a subject for in-depth study. This will be the focal point for a research paper. There will be a field trip to New York museums.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: ARHA101 OR [ARHA267 or AFAM268] OR [ARHA299 or HIST229 or FRST299] Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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