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Black Aesthetics & Performance


This course will examine the development of the Black Aesthetic from its genesis in the 1920s, through the Black Arts Movement and into the contemporary period.  Students will examine primary source documents and artistic/creative expressions from a range of disciplines (including dance, music, literature and visual art) to identify Black performance/expressive aesthetics and to engage art as a mechanism through which culture, politics and identity may speak.

Satisfies a requirement in the Africana Studies major (Geographic Region = North America).