The course explores the decorative arts, painting, architecture, sculpture, and performance cultures of African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian societies from pre-contact through the 19th century. Students examine the collection and exhibition of studied artworks within the context of seafaring, the global slave trade, and colonial expansion, as well as consider the arts institutions and artists movements that resulted.
In addition we will look at art from the following periods: prehistoric, ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, early Islamic, Medieval, Baroque, Renaissance, Neoclassic and Romantic. Students have the option of essay, or creative work for their Mid Term and Final assignments.
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NotesThis course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.