5339 - Research Methods for World Arts
(FALL) (3 graduate credits)
After completing this course, students will be able to describe and interact with the people, structures, dynamics, meanings, and processes involved in creativity and performance in an ethnolinguistically defined community. They will be able to plan and perform research tasks using methodologies such as interview, observation, participation, note taking, and audio and video-recording, in ways that will help answer questions such as the following: What kinds of arts exist locally? How do arts function in local, regional, and international communities? Which art forms might be most appropriate to carry Christian messages? What factors might affect the acceptance or rejection of indigenous-style performance by community members?
AA4370 Cultural Anthropology and AA4202 Audio & Video for Fieldworkers
or permission of the instructor.