5384 - Expressive Form Analysis
(FALL) (3 graduate credits)
After completing this course, students will be able to perform initial structural analyses of the musical, verbal, dramatic, dance, and visual features of an ethnolinguistic community’s artistic genres. Artistic objects and performances will be examined through seven analytical lenses: space, materials, participant organization, shape of the event through time, performance features, content, and underlying symbolic systems. Cross-cultural analytical skills learned during the course will enable students to contribute vitally to communities’ efforts to address their local needs and aspirations. Instructional methodologies include participation in these arts.
Prerequisite: AA4370 Cultural Anthropology