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HA 377 African Design

HA 377.  African Design.  3 Credits.   H/W   

This course examines the conceptualization of the "decorative" arts in Africa, including textiles, metals, ceramics, wall decoration, and jewelry, and investigates the relation of this art historical category to modernism. How did such a wide range of artistic practices come to be grouped together? Are terms such as "decorative art" and "craft" still operative, and how do they reflect ideas about race and gender? How have African artists approached "traditional" design? What social factors influenced artistic processes and what is the historical symbolism of medium? To address these questions, we will consider artists' writings, art schools and apprenticeships, gender dynamics, transnational artistic exchanges, the concept of the artist-artisan, and the meaning of material and process. Our discussions will span historical and contemporary contexts, and also will examine colonial systems of classification, gender norms and laws, practices of appropriation, and tourism. Not open to students with credit in AAAS 677/HA 677. (Same as AAAS 377.) Prerequisite: An Art History course 100 level or above, or consent of instructor.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History of Art

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Why study the history of art? The study of the visual arts in their historical contexts enriches our understanding of human creativity and the human condition. It provides students with the cultural literacy and critical thinking, research, and communication skills that are relevant for a variety of careers, including in art museums, galleries, and collections, as well as schools, universities, publishers, and archives. The study of art history can also provide the foundation for a career in other professions such as business, law, media, or government.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art

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Bachelor of Arts in Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies

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Accelerated Master of Arts in History

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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Environmental Studies

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