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    Oberlin College
  Dec 17, 2017
Course Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 118 - Ritual and Performance I: The World According to the Yoruba and their Descendants in the New World

Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD, WR
This course will explore religious phenomena, performance, and artistic agency of the Yoruba and their descendants. We will look at Yoruba syncretic beliefs in the New World as well as in the Old World in relation to ritual secrets and choices for artistic representation in the performance arena. After reading and discussion of written and verbal expression on this subject by practitioners, artists, and intellectuals, students will use dance movement, artistic representation, and ‘nommo’ - the word to represent their own construct of a ritual - to render their example of a specific construct of ritual.
Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: M. Sharpley
Prerequisites & Notes
First year students only.

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