Nov 29, 2023
HIST 333 - Visual Cultures of Africa
Using painting, sculpture, performance, photography, and film, this course examines historical meaning and representations through visual media created in and about Africa, and how these media are presented in the West. Course will be taught every other year beginning in Spring 2019.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Analyze visual artifacts within their cultural contexts, recognizing that meanings and significance of art, images, and objects are bounded and created.
- Analyze and synthesize different types of primary and secondary sources, taking into account the relative insights different sources can offer historians, in order to craft well-support arguments.
- Express original arguments in written form based on evidence.
- Identify and explain complex historical dynamics informing the creation and exchange of visual media and circulation of ideas about ritual, performance, entertainment, and decoration.
- Express knowledge about African art and design clearly in oral form.
- Describe and explain how African art and design are represented and and presented in the United States and Europe, particularly in museums.
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Fall Locations: EllensburgWinter Locations: EllensburgSpring Locations: Ellensburg
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