ARTH 206: Survey of African Art

ARTH 206-DL1: Survey of African Art
(Spring 2024)


Section Information for Spring 2024

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.

ARTH 206 DL1 is an online asynchronous section.

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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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