College of Arts and Sciences | Magic, Science, & Art in Africa
E103 | 15069 | McNaughton

10:10AM - 11:00AM TR
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You have seen those African sculptures with nails all over.  You have
heard strange things about VOODOO.  It seems like magic, but is
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