AFR 206
African Dance and Percussion Spring 2018
Division II
Cross-listed AFR 206 / MUS 221 / DANC 202
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Course continues the investigation of selected music and dance from the African continent. Advancing dance and music skills, deepening understanding of history and context of the material are focus of readings, discussions and projects throughout the semester. Questions we will address include the impact of religion, colonialism, travel, immigration, media tradition and the continued emergence of new forms. Material may include Gum Boots (Isicathulo) from Southern Africa, Juju in Nigeria or Hip Hop in several nations. This course can be taken for academic and/or PE credit.
The Class: Format: studio/lecture/discussion
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 3047
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
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
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students who have taken DANC 100, DANC 201 or permission of the instructor
Unit Notes: MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology
Distributions: Division II
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under DANC or MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 206 Division II MUS 221 Division I DANC 202 Division I
Attributes: GBST African Studies Electives
MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology

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