Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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PFA322 Dance History and Criticism

[3–0, 3 cr.]

The study of world dance forms in terms of the numerous ways dance functions as an expression of culture. This course explores the impulse for dance in any culture by looking at the practices which gave rise to specific dance forms. It also studies the formal properties of various dance forms, how they developed, and how they have changed to keep up with the times. Course outcomes include understanding and appreciating dance as an art form. Emphasis will be placed on examining the culture and identity of specific dance makers/choreographers and performers.

Prerequisite(s):  PFA222 Art of Dance