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West African Dance I

DANC 260
Fall 2010
Section: 01   02  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Course Cluster: African Studies

West African dance is gateway to the cultures and ways of life of its people. It is the medium on which the very existence of the people is reinforced and celebrated. In this introductory course students will learn the fundamental principles and aesthetics of West African dance through learning to embody basic movement vocabulary and selected traditional dances from Ghana. The physical embodiment of these cultures will be complimented with videos, lectures, readings, and discussions to give students an in-depth perspective on the people and cultures of Ghana. Students will also learn dances from other West Africa countries periodically.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(DANC-MN)(DANC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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