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DANCE 151: Dance and Culture: Dancing Values

Joseph Mills

(Submission #167)

Course Description

This course is designed to fulfill the Culture and Values requirement within the Perspectives on the Liberal Arts and Sciences area of the General Curriculum. In this course we will be comparing various world dance forms with some contemporary and historical dances in the United States.The aim of this course is to bring the field of dance to life on a variety of levels. The course is designed to help students grasp a wide range of cultural, aesthetic, and historical worlds from which dance is born and which are created by dance. The goal of this course is to provide students with keys to a fuller understanding of the field of dance and its relationship to other areas of the humanities and social sciences. In this course we will be investigating how dance is a carrier of cultural and aesthetic values across a wide spectrum of forms from around the globe and throughout history. Utilizing observation, discussions, participation in dance classes and writing about a variety of dance forms, the instructor will guide the students to a deeper understanding of dance as a cultural act.


Area of Knowledge and Inquiry: Culture and Values (CV)
Context of Experience: Not Applicable
Extended Requirement: Not Applicable

Additional Course information

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none
Existing Course: New
Existing Course Number: 
Course Anticipated to be offered: Other
Other (if specified): once per year, possibly in summer occasionally
Number of Sections: 1
Number of Seats: 26


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