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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [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

Next Offered: 2009-2010
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 Hours
Attribute: 3 SS, 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, first-year students only; upper classmen by consent.
Instructor: A. Sharpley
Prerequisites & Notes

Cross List Information
This course is crosslisted with DANC 118.

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