Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog
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ART-2720 African-American Art

Credits 3
Beginning with the West and Central African cultures, this course traces the artistic exploration and achievements of African-American artists from the seventeenth-century artisans through the prolific period of the Harlem Renaissance to post modern and contemporary fine arts. The course examines the historical, economic, social, and cultural trends that have influenced African-American art. Students investigate the African-American artists’ visual voice through the historical Black experience that propels it. The assignments within the course advance the development of college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through the examination and interpretation of the crafts and fine arts presented throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): Reading readiness
Course Outcomes
  1. Explain the style, iconography, and artistic techniques produced by key African American artists.
  2. Analyze the influence African and Western cultures have had on the development of African-American art. 
  3. Analyze the contributions that African- American art has made to the art of the United States.
  4. Evaluate the influence and relevance a work of art has had in defining the historical, economic, social, and cultural period in which it was produced.
  5. Analyze the personal impact of a work of art by evaluating its form, subject, and content.

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