Through lecture and discussion, this course provides a broad-based introduction to the cultural context, historical importance, and aesthetic ideologies of various dance forms existing in our multicultural world. An examination of dance as a catalyst for social awareness and change will be explored through choreographic works dealing with but not limited to feminism, racism, and oppression. Relevant movement and performance experiences serve to illuminate class discussions. Attendance required at dance concerts. Three lecture hours per week. Fulfills the CEA or WC general core categories. Not open to students who received credit for SMS 178.
This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Creative Expression & Apprec, World Cultures