ART 107 African American Art History (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
A survey of the heritage of West African civilizations prior to and during the slave trade and of African-Americans from colonial to contemporary times. All art will be discussed from both a critical and historical perspective, with regard to formal visual elements of style and the societies, values and ideas that gave birth to African-American art.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Analyze the evolution of art history from West Africa to America and parallel that analysis to the traditionally understood path of art history from Europe to America.
- Outcome 2: Recognize fundamental categories of African Art, their roles in traditional African society, and distinguish between different art styles, and significant art forms prior to the slave trade.
- Outcome 3: Identify the unique aesthetic of traditional African art and analyze the role of the artist within her or his society, and identify the unique outlook as reflected through the artwork.
- Outcome 4: Describe the evolution of African art to African-American art and recognize the influence of African art and culture on the cultures of Europe and the Americas.
- Outcome 5: Analyze the art generated by African-Americans in the United States from colonial times through the early period of the 21st century.
- Outcome 6: Recognize the contributions made to American art history through the social and cultural documentation of the African-American art historical experience.