AMST 226
Gender and the Dancing Body Spring 2019
Division II
Cross-listed THEA 226 / DANC 226 / AMST 226 / WGSS 226
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This course posits that the dancing body is a particularly rich site for examining the history of gender and sexuality in America and beyond. The aim of the course is to explore ideas related to gender and sexuality as prescribed by dominant cultural, social, and religious institutions, and how dance has been used to challenge those normative values. We will examine a wide range of dance genres, from stage performance to popular forms to dance on television, with particular attention to the intersections of race and class with gender. This is primarily a discussion-based seminar course but will also include attendance at live performances, film screenings, and discussions with guest artists. No previous dance experience required.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 10-15
Class#: 3806
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, reading responses and essays, and presentations
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: WGSS majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under DANC or THEA; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGSS or AMST
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
THEA 226 Division I DANC 226 Division I AMST 226 Division II WGSS 226 Division II

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