Jan 29, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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DANC 3550 - Dance Cultures of the World I

Introduction to dance cultures of world (excluding Western art dance). Function of dance in society and its relationship to other arts.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2FA
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 studio
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Define special vocabulary relative to dance cultural study.
  • Describe the difference between emic and etic approaches to comparative dance study.
  • Discuss the concepts of dance culture and world view.
  • Explain differences between dance communities and dance societies using examples.
  • Explain how dance culture is a microcosm of the total culture and give examples.
  • Explain the difference between high and low contexts for communicating dance culture.
  • Identify the three processes of acquiring/learning dance knowledge with examples.
  • Identify three major contributors to the early development of dance cultural study.
  • Understand the use of determining micro features of dance movement for analyzing dance.

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