Mar 01, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 323 - Folkloric Foundations


4 credits
This course is an introduction to the fundamental philosophies of folkloric foundations in art, music, dance, and history. We will explore and examine prominent elements within Second Line Culture, Ring Shout, Boot Dance, Dunham Technique, and Lindy Hop. These art forms will provide meaningful insight and reflection on how individuals of African Descent were able to utilize their creativity, energy, art and music as a means to cope with systematic racism, oppression, and discrimination. 

This class will be taught from a Pan-African world view in the context of social, cultural, occupational, religious, and political functions within each genre. Field trips required.
Does this course require off campus field trips? Yes

This course is cross-listed with DANC 323

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