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AFAR 359 Arts of Africa and the Diaspora (CORE—Non-Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Aesthetic Appreciation section of the Core. (Course is offered as needed/3 credits) 

The course introduces the visual arts of sub-Saharan Africa and explores the artistic heritages of Africans and their descendants in the Americas. Beginning with an overview of African art from antiquity to the present, linkages between African and Diasporan artistic production will be explored and consideration given to the construction of “black” identity in African- American art of the 20th century.