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AMST0283

Social Dance & Popular Culture

From George Washington to John Travolta: Social Dance in Popular Culture
In this course we will examine religion, gender, morality, etiquette, politics, and other cultural and societal issues in American history as they intersect in the public sphere through the activity of social dance. Coursework will involve the investigation of primary source materials including contemporary letters and diaries, dance manuals, newspaper and journal reports, and accounts of social dance in American literature. Students will read texts on dance and cultural history, view images of dance in American art and popular film, and listen to four centuries of American dance music. 3 hrs. lect./2 hrs. screening
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART HIS NOR
Equivalent Courses:
WAGS0283
DANC0283 *

Sections

Fall 2010

AMST0283A-F10 Lecture (Wentink)

Fall 2009

AMST0283A-F09 Lecture (Wentink)

Fall 2008

AMST0283A-F08 Lecture (Wentink)

Fall 2007

AMST0283A-F07 Lecture (Wentink)

Spring 2007

AMST0283A-S07 Lecture (Wentink)