WGS 344 - Special Topics in Gender, Culture, and Representation
Winter 2021, Section 001 - Engaging Performance
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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As theaters and venues close worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, artists and presenters are developing innovative ways to inspire and challenge audiences. In collaboration with U-M arts presenter, the University Musical Society (UMS), this course will connect undergraduate students with artists and activists who are using the performing arts (theatre, dance, and music) to spark dynamic conversations during trying times. Students will have virtual discussions with artists from UMS's newly developed Digital Artists Residency program, 20-21 Research Residency Artist Sacramento Knoxx, UMS arts administrators, and other guest speakers. Students will also participate in selected digital engagements (such as performances, conversations, participatory experiences, discussions, and other activities) outside of the course. Regular synchronous online class sessions will involve interactive classroom activities, lectures by guests and visiting artists, discussions on weekly readings, response papers on identified engagements and readings, and in-class student presentations. The case studies will be drawn from a variety of artistic styles and media over time and geographical locations. No previous knowledge of the performing arts is required from students. It is open to undergraduates at all levels and across all departments at the University of Michigan. Engaging Performance is made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a partnership between the University of Michigan and the University Musical Society (UMS).


WGS 344 - Special Topics in Gender, Culture, and Representation
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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