DANC 3710, Dance in a Cultural Perspective (For Majors)

(3.0 Credits)

Course Description
This course utilizes the medium of dance as a means to explore various cultures throughout both history and the world. Focus is placed on universal functions of human movement as well as the diversity of expression found in cultures from early tribal through the Renaissance period in western civilization as well as dance at its present status in a variety of non-western cultures.

Course Objectives

  1. Obtain a fundamental historical knowledge of the development of dance from early tribal cultures through the Renaissance period.
  2. Reflect and communicate critically about dance forms originating from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  3. Engage in thoughtful discussions about topics related to dance, culture, social issues, etc. while remaining open to different opinions.
  4. Be able to research and write in a clear and engaging manner about dance history topics.