AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Winter 2022, Section 006 - Performing & Visual Arts Afr
Instruction Mode: Section 006 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a major.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Performing Arts and Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

This course will offer students ethnomusicological perspectives on performing arts and power in Sub-Saharan Africa. We will explore both traditional and modern performing art forms and investigate how their performance and production are intimately connected to power relations. Among the topics to be discussed are: performing arts as modes of resistance, as a means for negotiating power, establishing social identity, providing agency and empowerment, and constructing gender spaces. While we will explore a wide variety of genres from several countries, this course is not meant to serve as a survey of African performing and non-performing arts. Instead we will seek to unravel the intersections between performing arts, culture, and society by asking specifically how the arts constitute potent means of maintaining, contesting, and negotiating power.

Schedule

AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
003 (SEM)
  Hybrid
26479
Open
8
8Y1
9Enrollment Management
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
36990
Open
2
2Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
37588
Open
2
1Y1
5Enrollment Management
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
41942
Open
13
14Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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