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CS92PROD
Perspectives in Dance as Culture: Dance as Research/Research as Choreography
DANC 377
Spring 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 325

This course considers theories and methods of dance scholarship and takes a comparative approach to dance as research, research as choreography. This is a research methods course in which we will consider ways that knowledge is constructed and legitimated, focusing on the role of physical/somatic engagement, creativity, and performance in research. Problems and issues central to research pertaining representation, authority, validity, rigor, reliability, and ethics will be addressed in the context of dance studies and critical qualitative research studies. A final research project will be required.

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: (ANTH)(DANC-MN)(DANC)(SISP-Anth Conc)

Last Updated on FEB-01-2023
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