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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THD 242 - Why Do Humans Dance?

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
This course investigates dance as a catalyst in the development of human consciousness, identity, ritual proclivity, and ecological adaptation. From the aesthetic, to the physiological and neurocognitive; from cultural traditions to TikTok. Positioning dance as as an embodied/actualized way of moving, thinking and engaging with ideas, creativity and community. Supplementing our research will include classroom guest practitioners such as Pow Wow dancers from the Meskwaki Nation, local culturally-specific Dance Groups, and local Drag performers.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: C. Miller