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DAN-2210-VN01 - Middle Eastern Dance & Culture

Synonym: 177141
Location: Newport
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Wednesday, 05:30P - 08:30P
Semester Dates: 09-19-2018 to 12-12-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 10-05-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Alia Thabit | View Faculty Credentials
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This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Global Perspective/Sustainability
Human Expression
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

An introduction to Middle Eastern dance techniques, aesthetics, theory and cultural context. Students will study beginning movement vocabulary and practice through exercises and choreographic sequences. The origins, development, symbolism, and cultural significance of Middle Eastern dance will be examined through lecture, discussions, readings, presentations, videos, and a field trip, if possible.

Essential Objectives:

1. Discuss the historical and contemporary cultural contexts of Middle Eastern dance.
2. Compare and contrast Middle Eastern and Western dance forms and contexts.
3. Compare and contrast the regional and ethnic variations of Middle Eastern dance forms and techniques.
4. Examine the symbolic and mythological origins and evolution of the dance in the context of the Middle East and the United States.
5. Describe and evaluate stereotypes as they relate to the dance in the context of current and historical, religious, international, and social climates.
6. Practice and demonstrate kinesthetic and technical proficiency in Middle Eastern dance forms.
7. Identify the most common instrumentation used in Middle Eastern dance and create a kinesthetic response that showcases this important influence.
8. Demonstrate appropriate strength, flexibility, centering, and grounding.


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Alia Thabit
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Kathleen McIsaac

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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