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AMST0283A-F10

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
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91294

Course

AMST0283

All Sections in Fall 2010

Fall 2010

AMST0283A-F10 Lecture (Wentink)