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Level One & Two

Western Art: AHIS110 P1 (16 Credit Points)

An introductory examination of artistic practice and interpretation, their origins and subsequent impact in diverse cultural contexts. 
Only available in first semester.
Assessment: Class work: 50% : Examination: 50% 
Prerequisite: Timeous submission of all written assignments; minimum of 80% attendance at tutorials and lectures.

Africa - Art of a Continent: AHIS210 P2 (16 Credit Points)

An examination of the cultural and historical forces that have informed the production and reception of West, Central and Southern African art. Both traditional practice and contemporary manifestations resulting from colonial intervention will be covered. 
Only available in Second Semester
Assessment: Class Work: 50% : Examination: 50% 
Prerequisite: Timeous submission of all written assignments; minimum of 80% attendance at tutorials and lectures.

Level Three

20th Century Art, Visual Culture and Theory  (I): AHIS310 P1 (16 Credit Points)

A critical examination of the ideas of artists and critics who contributed to the rise of Modernism. 
This is a first semester course.
Assessment: Class Work: 50% : Examination: 50% 
Prerequisite: 224 credit points.

20th Century Art, Visual Culture and Theory  (II): AHIS310 P2 (16 Credit Points)

A critical examination of the debates about Postmodernism, the impact of mass culture and gender issues and the theory that gave rise to these phenomena. 
This is a second semester course
Assessment: Class Work: 50% : Examination: 50% 
Prerequisite: 224 credit points.

20th Century Art, Visual Culture and Theory  (I): AHIS320 P2 (16 Credit Points)

In terms of current international and South African museum practice, this course examines museological issues peculiar to South Africa and to heterogeneous communities in general. Fundamental principles of museum management will also be examined. 
This is a second semester course
Assessment: Class Work: 50% : Examination: 50% 
Prerequisite: 224 credit points. 

Art and Museum Practice: AHIS340 P2 (16 Credit Points)

African art has been shaped by various belief systems, social structures and diverse ideological and cultural practice. In the wake of colonialism, many African communities underwent systematic transformation, the impact of which is examined in relation to selected art, architecture and material culture. 
This is a Second Semester Course
Assessment: Class Work: 50% : Examination: 50% 
Prerequisite: 224 credit points.

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