Course: MARY AFST 572: Introduction to East African Art: its Secular and Religious Themes
Part One: Deals with the general problems of systematic studies of East African art, the different types of art forms, the people that produce it, the sociocultural factors promoting it and the characteristics of the works.
Part Two: Deals with specific concepts such as: rites of passage, lineal ideology, fertility, ancestorship.
Part Three: Deals with contemporary works of art of East Africa and their secular and religious implications.
Each lecture will specify field research projects relating to the issues under discussion. Each student will focus on one ethnic group.