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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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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.
Repeatability: May be repeated for a total of 6 units
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid or Online-Asynchronous.
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:

  1. 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;
  2. identify how artistic expression for all people is limited by portrayals in mainstream media;
  3. demonstrate the ability to apply principles and methods of emergent inclusive performance in diverse working groups and situations;
  4. create work based on authentic cultural images of Native, African, Asian Latino/a and LGBTQ Americans;
  5. create work that engages the potential of performers of all sizes/shapes and abilities/disabilities.

UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes

  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. 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;
  4. 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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