Oct 01, 2023
DANC 331 - Sex, Race, and Body Politics in Dance
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Diversity
Exploring questions of identity: ”Who am I?” and “How can we live consciously in a diverse society?” Examples from dance and performance. Focus on groups marginalized because of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, lifestyle. Arts for empowerment.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: DANC 3300.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- explain the role of Native, African, Asian, Latino/a and LGBTQ Americans as well as Americans of all sizes/shapes and abilities/disabilities in shaping the American cultural voice and the voice of diversity has impacted contemporary dance and performance;
- identify how artistic expression for all people is limited by portrayals in mainstream media;
- demonstrate greater control over their individual artistry when collaborating in creation and performance of dance/theater pieces;
- create work based on authentic cultural images of Native, African, Asian Latino/a and LGBTQ Americans;
- create work that engages the potential of performers of all sizes/shapes and abilities/disabilities.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
- identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
- analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
- recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.
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