History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 206: Survey of African Art

ARTH 206-001: Survey of African Art
(Fall 2017)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Robinson B113

Section Information for Fall 2017

What is African art? In this course, we will use this question to explore the arts of the African continent and its diaspora from its beginnings to the present day. We will examine how knowledge of African art was created and learn how to discuss African art through a critical lens. We will use the DC region’s vast museum resources to develop visual analysis skills and to understand how scholars and curators shape our knowledge of cultural production in Africa.

Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces arts of Africa, from antiquity to the present day. Presents a variety of arts In relatlon to their historical and cultural contexts, and makes use of local museum resources. Equivalent to ARTH 380.
Mason Core: Arts
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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