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    SUNY Broome Community College
   
 
  Jan 23, 2018
 
 
    
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THR 130 - Theories Behind South Asian Dance


This course focuses on the emergence and major influence of dance styles from different countries in South Asia such as, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  In response to the assigned readings students will learn how to do their own research emphasizing critical thinking and writing.  This course will help students to understand how Western cultures have influenced South Asian cultural arts in a diasporic world while their online research and watching movies will expand their knowledge in understanding how these two different world regions have affected each other's identities while establishing an intercultural relationship.

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Evaluate the fundamentals of traditional South Asian dance with a comparative approach that enables students to develop an understanding of cultural differences between dance styles in South Asia and the West.
2.  Recognize various ways of presenting and performing South Asian dancing genres, including not only traditional formats, but also in modern settings, such as concerts, television, and film.
3.  Discuss dance-related history of clothing and interior design; dancing-related vocabulary such as drum beats, costumes, artists, and art movements through assigned readings and watching movies, and online excerpt.
4.  Appreciate the influences and interactions between South Asia and the West.



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