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Chengxin Wei
DANCE 490
Seattle Campus

Special Studies in Dance

Special studies designed to address contemporary and historical concerns in the field of dance.

Class description

This course is an overview of Chinese history and ideas such as Tai Chi, the I Ching, and Taoism. The final weeks will be spent viewing Western choreographies and analyzing them through the lens of ancient Chinese culture.

Student learning goals

To provide students with a basic knowledge of the Eastern philosophies that have influenced Western dance

To engage in creative and critical inquiry.

General method of instruction

Lecture, discussion, observation.

Recommended preparation

Major and Minor in dance and/or interested in Chinese culture.

Class assignments and grading

Reading, reading responses, final paper and presentation.

Participation 20% Reading responses 40% Final paper and presentation 40%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Chengxin Wei
Date: 02/11/2012