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Dance Appreciation

DANC - 145

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This course is an introductory study of dance as an art form. It surveys the development of dance from primitive and ancient times to 20th and 21st century dance theatre. Students will recognize the impact of culture, religion and politics on diverse dance forms. Through selected readings and viewings of filmed and/or live dance, students will develop heightened perceptions and understanding of dance. The course examines dance as a vital art form through study of its history, aesthetic elements, and communicative power.

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