This course provides an introduction to the visual arts of sub-Saharan Africa from its ancient civilizations to the present. The approach will be thematic, examining a representative range of arts in terms of the following topics: art and the concepts of civilization and wilderness; art and communication with the spiritual world; art and leadership; the arts of initiation; gender and artistic practice; expressions of tradition and change; and contemporary popular and gallery arts.
3 lecture hours per week, one term
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 32:266 in the BU Course Transfer Database.
- Instructor: Cathy Mattes