DANC 353 Contemporary Dance History

The objective of this course is to teach students to investigate what forces shaped who is celebrated and included, and who is marginalized or excluded in dance history. Coursework will engage students with material viewed through the multiple frameworks of how race, ethnicity, class, religion, cultural belief systems, gender, sexuality, and politics intersect to shape, develop, and evolve dance history. Students will learn how to learn and how to write & speak about dance through in-class participation, written work, watching/analyzing dance on video, and in-class and online discussion of dance as an art form that goes beyond steps. Written assignments, classroom and verbal and online discussions are required. All coursework is designed to develop student's critical thinking capabilities to understand and articulate the fluid complexities of dance history through critical thinking, writing, verbalization, and research.




Every Fall semester