Art History (Special) II

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Course Code: 
IFA 2112
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course introduces students to the African settings and how these have influenced the art of the region.  It goes ahead to Survey Africa’s tribal arts in general and makes specific references to East Africa as the place of origin of the students. The approach to the course is more of historical and uses the contextual art criticism to study styles, iconography, and subject matter in relation to the ways of life of the people of the region.  In East Africa, Emphasis is laid on trends in the tribal arts before, during and after colonialism.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the semester, learners shall acquire competences in the historical trends and criticism of the art and crafts of Africa from the pre-colonial period up the present. They will also gain skills in research and writing in the area of art history that occurs in their own environment.

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