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Perspectives in Dance as Culture
DANC 377
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ANTH 325

This course considers theories and methods of dance scholarship and takes up the study of current topics in dance and performance studies. Problems of understanding different aesthetics, defining categories of dance, and establishing cultural contexts will be introduced. The examples of dances from different cultures and genres will be used to explore these issues and to increase knowledge and understanding of the rich and varied development of dance forms around the world.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Interpretation
This is a course on research methods in dance. It requires students to develop the ability to understand, evaluate and contextualize meaning in movement events from a variety of theoretical, cross-cultural, and aesthetic paradigms.
Designing, Creating and Realizing: This course requires students to complete a research project and present it at the end of the semester. The process and presentation of research is treated as a creative and politicized endeavor. Students are required to take epistemic, social-political, theoretical, ethical and aesthetic considerations into account as they design a research project, justify its validity and rigor, implement and then finally present it to an audience through a combination of writing and performance.
Intercultural Literacy:
Students study cultural practices from different communities, cultures, sub-cultures and ethnicities through in-depth focus on movement and dance practices. Student learn and practice using various frameworks and approaches to understanding and contextualizing meaning in movement across and between various cultural contexts.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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