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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

AHST 310 African American Art

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

Since this nation’s birth, artists of African descent have helped define what it is to be an American. This course outlines the major movements and enduring themes in the history of African American art from the Colonial period to the present day. Students will analyze how intersecting circumstances frame the context for Black artistic production and consider connections to African traditions as well as contributions to the canon of mainstream American art. Topics may include: craft; the landscape genre; the Harlem Renaissance; imagining black futurism; the Black Arts Movement; infusion of Pan-African artistry within the African Diaspora; the impact of Hip-Hop on fashion; and cross-sections between “Post-Black” and “Woke Black” cultural representations.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.