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HA 677 African Design

HA 677.  African Design.  3 Credits.   NW 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 377/HA 377. (Same as AAAS 677.) 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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...or HA 468 Art and Culture of China, Honors HA 377/677 African Design HA...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art

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...African Art HA 370/570 American Art HA 377/677 African Design HA 390/590...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science

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...be aware that KU has qualified admission requirements...Relations of Asia POLS 677 U.S. National...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Philosophy

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...be aware that KU has qualified admission requirements...Death Issues 3 PHIL 677 Medical Ethics: Professional...