Fall 2001

Dance History (DAH)

DAH 100 Dance in World Cultures. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Orientation to the field of dance focusing on history, styles, cultural, and theatrical aspects of the art form from a global perspective.
General Studies: HU, G

DAH 190 Introduction to the Dance Profession. (1)
Orientation to the dance profession introducing career options and university/department resources. Designed for Dance majors.

DAH 300 Focus on Dance. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Specialized study of cultural and theatrical aspects of dance, such as social dance forms, specific genres or historical periods. May be repeated for credit. Lecture, studio. No credit for students who have completed DAH 100.
General Studies: HU

DAH 301 Philosophy and Criticism of Dance. (3)
fall and spring
Philosophical issues in dance and dance criticism, with emphasis on written analysis and interpretation. Prerequisite: 1 semester of First-Year Composition.
General Studies: L/HU

DAH 302 Cross-Cultural Dance Studies. (3)
fall and spring
Comparative analysis of dance in diverse cultural contexts. Ethnographic research project required. Prerequisites: completion of First-Year Composition requirement; junior standing.
General Studies: L/HU, G

DAH 401 Dance History. (3)
Survey of the history of dance with emphasis on trends in Western dance from the 15th century to contemporary times.
General Studies: HU

DAH 495 Dance Research Sources. (2)
Investigation of various resources and methods for conducting research in dance. Seminar. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAH 496 Senior Thesis Project. (2)
Culminating research project that integrates dance and a related field of interest. Prerequisite: DAH 495.

DAH 501 Philosophy of Dance. (3)
once a year
Analysis of traditional and contemporary theories of dance with regard to issues of expression, form, and meaning.

DAH 502 Cultural Concepts of Dance. (3)
once a year
Examines the close connection between culture, dance, and movement through writings in cultural theory, dance ethnology, and philosophy.

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