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DANC 103 Global Dance Traditions: Culture and Transformation

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Kinesiology – Dance (DANC) Courses

Course Description

An overview of ritual, social, and classical dance traditions practiced around the world, this course will survey the spiritual, cultural, political, and social forces that shape and are shaped by these dance forms and the people who practice them. Students will read about, discuss, write and reflect on, and watch videos of major dance forms from Indigenous North America, West and East Africa, the Caribbean, South and Central Asia, Polynesia/Oceania, the Middle East and North Africa, and Central and South America.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)