Dec 18, 2018  
Course Catalog 2017-2018 
Course Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 190 - West African Dance Forms in the Diaspora I: Survey

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals and basic movements of West African Dance. Traditional dance and rhythmic structures of Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, and Mali will be studied to develop skills in beginning African Dance. Culture, history and philosophy of West African dance will also be explored through song, music, performance and academic discourse. This class will be taught from a traditional West African perspective and Pan-African world view in the context of their social, occupational, and religious functions. Prerequisites and notes:
Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: T. Campbell
Cross List Information Cross-listed with DANC 190

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