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Academic Catalog 2014-2015 
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LASS218 Central African Art and Religion 3 cr.

This course presents art produced in different parts of Africa, but concentrates on Central Africa. It discusses the understanding of symmetry versus asymmetry, and the use of color, wood, rocks, stones, iron, feathers, clothes, and other media in the production of artifacts. The class also teaches interpretation procedures, showing how religion, philosophy, and culture participate in artistry. It also explains how art and initiation participate in the same world vision, gender understanding, religion construction and power distribution in different communities.

Prerequisites: LALW100; FRSM100

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