ART-226: African and Afro American Art

Catalog Info

Title when registering
African and Afro American Art
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Provides a broad overview of the history of visual culture in different regions of continental Africa. Discusses different civilizations, which flourished in different parts of Africa from pre-historic time to the present. Offers study to native spiritual and ritualistic beliefs along with objects associated with and used in these various rituals and involved visual materials such as masks, helmets, costumes, weapons, body art, and other symbolic objects. Discusses African art in the Diaspora with focus on African artists in the Americas and the emerging African American art in North America. A field trip to a major museum is required.

ENG-081 eligible
MTA Categories
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
General Education Categories
  • Humanities and Fine Arts

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
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Department evaluation

Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2015 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.