ASRC 2452

ASRC 2452

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

This course uses a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the importance of textiles in African social and economic history. It combines art history, anthropology, social and economic history to explore the role of textiles in marking status, gender, political authority and ethnicity. In addition, we examine the production and distribution of indigenous cloth and the consequences of colonial rule on African textile industries. Our analysis also considers the principles of African dress and clothing that shaped the African diaspora in the Americas as well as the more recent popularity and use of African fabrics and dress in the United States.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HST-AS) (HA-AG)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: HIST 2452HIST 6452

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18156 ASRC 2452   SEM 101

    • TR McGraw Hall 145
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Byfield, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18158 ASRC 2452   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Byfield, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies