AFR 201 Fall 2014 African Dance and Percussion

Cross Listed as DANC201, MUS220
This course focuses on selected dance and music forms from the African continent for example, Kpanlogo from Ghana, Lamban from Guinea, Senegal and Mali or Bira from Zimbabwe. We will examine their origins (people, history and cultures) and influence beyond geographic perimeter to more fully understand the function of these forms in contemporary times. Students will study movement and percussion and are evaluated on the quality of progress with the selected forms throughout the semester. Forms may not be the same every semester. This course can be taken for academic and/or PE credit
Class Format: studio/lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: participation in assignments that include research and performance projects and a short paper; students enrolled for PE credit only are not required to do short paper or research assignments; all students must participate in all performance projects
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Additional Info2: this course may be taken for academic and/or PE credit; see description for more details
Prerequisites: DANC 100 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: students who have taken Dance 100 or advanced placement
Department Notes: MUS Group B Electives --classes 2015 and 2016 MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology--class of 2017 and beyond
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under DANC or MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: INST African Studies Electives,MUS Group B Electives,MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 1380
AFR 201 - 01 (F) STU African Dance and Percussion Division 2: Social Studies Sandra L. Burton
, Tendai Muparutsa
TF 1:10 PM-3:50 PM 62CtrThea&Dance Shared Studio 1380
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