Mar 05, 2024  
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Course Catalog 2023-2024
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AAST 190 - West African Dance Forms I

FC ARHU CD
4 credits
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.

This course is appropriate for new students.
This course is cross-listed with DANC-190



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