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ARTH 309 Arts of Africa and the African Diasporas

Comparative exploration of art practices and their relationship to colonial and postcolonial histories.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ARTH 309 001Lecture2 Tue Thu17:0018:30

This course takes a comparative historical approach to African arts, exploring the distinct art practices that emerged under British, French, and Portuguese colonial rule and as a part of postcolonial national projects. The course is organized thematically, addressing a number of major theoretical debates in African art history. Case studies in this course will allow students to encounter a wide geographical and historical range of practices, medias, networks and theoretical approaches, and to engage with a diverse array of African epistemologies and aesthetics, presenting complementary perspectives.