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AFA 228 - African American Art

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement.  This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Study African American visual arts encompassing African art forms, the arts of the African Diaspora and varied work of African American artists. Lectures and discussions will be supplemented by trips to museums in the Baltimore-Washington area. No previous art courses are necessary.

Crosslisted: Also offered as ART 228 ; credit is not given for both AFA 228 and ART 228 .

Course Outcomes:

  1. Explain how the African American experience is expressed in the visual arts.
  2. Evaluate the characteristics of African American art in their relationship to cultural traditions, including those of Western Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
  3. Evaluate the role of African American art as a means of expressing individual and cultural struggles for cultural identity and social equality.
  4. Apply appropriately the materials, methods, vocabulary, and concepts of art and art history.