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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [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.

Enrollment Limit: 20
Instructor: T. Campbell

Cross List Information: Cross-listed with DANC 190

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