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Introduction to Dance

This course introduces students to ethnochoreology, the study of dance anthropology. Through the intersecting disciplines of anthropology, history, sociology, and cultural studies students are invited to explore dance types across the globe from a non-ethnocentric perspective, aiming to understand dance in a cultural context. Students will investigate dance as it relates to religion and ritual, social functions, celebration, military training, and formal performance. No previous training in dance is needed; this course would be appropriate for any student interested in history, dance, sociology, anthropology, or cultural studies. 

  • Performing Arts