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WAGS0285

Ethics/Aesthetics/Body

Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Moving Body
What are you willing to do to "look right?" In this course we will investigate how questions about what is good, and what is beautiful, affect how we treat our bodies. We will explore somatic techniques, in which the body is used as a vehicle for understanding compassion. In contrast, we will examine the extreme physical regimens of concert dance techniques that originated in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, in which the body is seen as an object to be molded into an aesthetic ideal. The course will utilize readings in philosophy and dance history, reflective and research based writing, and movement practices. (No previous experience necessary) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. lab
Subject:
Women's & Gender Studies
Department:
Prog in Women's & Gender Study
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS0285
DANC0285 *

Sections

Spring 2013

WAGS0285A-S13 Lecture (Cabeen)
WAGS0285B-S13 Lecture (Cabeen)
WAGS0285Z-S13 Lab (Cabeen)