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DANCE 346

Dance and Diaspora

Dance College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

An exploration of the impacts of globalization, migration, and information technology on dance and diaspora. The course will survey several diasporic dance forms, their roots, variations, movement qualities, and teaching methods. Social, cultural, historical, aesthetic, and functional elements will be considered as they pertain to authenticity, sustainability, and teaching/learning.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Fixed

3

Fixed

1.5

Fixed

2.5

Recommended

Dance 170, Dance 180, or Dance 245

Title

Students will analyze and evaluate the effects of globalization, migration, and information technology on dance, diaspora, and living/dynamic cultures.

Learning Outcome

Students will embody and demonstrate emerging dance skills in at least two different dance diasporic forms such as African diaspora, Asian diaspora, or Latin diaspora.

Learning Outcome

Students will synthesize and evaluate social, cultural, historical, aesthetic, and functional elements of various dance forms.

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate design and teach dance diaspora activities and lessons with cultural sensitivity and appropriate contextualization.

Learning Outcome

Students will self-assess dispositions, knowledge, and skills of pertinent dance diaspora theory and practice.