College Of Arts and Sciences | Magic, Science and Art in Africa
E103 | 0018 | McNaughton


You've  seen  those African sculptures with nails all over.  You've heard
strange things about Voodoo.  It seems like magic, but its actually a
fantastic combination of science, ritual and art.  It includes herbal
medicine, a dramatic array of deities and spirits, and a very interesting
philosophy of how the world works and what people can do in it.  These
traditions  are found throughout Africa, and in places like Haiti, New
Orleans, Miami, New York, and Brazil.  Our class will explore them, as
well as our own beliefs about science and art.  And we will see some of
the world's most dramatic and subtle artworks.