ARTH-128: History of African Arts
Course, prefix, number, & title: ARTH-128 History of African Arts
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours
Pre-requisites (if any): Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course.
Co-requisites (if any): None
Course Description in college catalog:
This course will examine arts of the African continent from ancient to modern, consider their connection to and impact on art of the African Diaspora and European modern art masters, while maintaining its emphasis on traditional art in areas south of the Sahara. The arts’ historical importance (and their impact) will be emphasized, as well as the concept of aesthetics and the cultural, social and religious or spiritual context in which the objects were created. In addition to reading assignments, lectures and presentations, pertinent videotapes, films and/or DVDs will be screened, showing how objects were used in a traditional setting, and work will be assigned in conjunction with Queensborough’s Gallery collection and exhibition of African art and artifacts.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
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Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
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