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Perspectives in Arts as Culture: Ukrainian Arts and Language as Resistance
DANC 377
Fall 2023
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CSPL 367, ENVS 377, REES 377

Throughout history, arts and language have been central to Ukrainian resilience. This course will introduce students to basic elements of the Ukrainian language as well as the rich tradition of Ukrainian arts--dance, theater, poetry, literature, visual arts and crafts--and the way they have survived and thrived despite 400 years of censorship and persecution. Each week, one class will focus on the basics of the Ukrainian language, its history as a vital element of the Ukrainian culture, as well as current national language policy and practice. The second class will explore the ways that arts in Ukraine foster psychosocial, physical, and political resilience in the face of crisis. Students will engage with traditional arts and crafts, learn about leading experimental artists (1700s-present) and their role in major art movements in history, hear from an array of guest artists from Ukraine, and complete a final creative project that explores the current political moment and conflict in Ukraine.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUN-17-2024
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