Embodying Pluralism

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Unformatted text preview: TEMPLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DANCE R0828: Embodying Pluralism Fall 2009 Section 1: Dr. Karen Bond Section 2: Ms. Teresa Van Denend Sorge MW 11-12:20 Pearson Hall 221 & 222 It is always in our interests to engage, to listen, to build alliances. Barack Obama, 2008 Preparation for the 1 st session on August 31, 2009 Complete student survey post on Blackboard two days before session 1. Write a one-paragraph definition of pluralism. Then write a short statement about what embodying pluralism might mean - all interpretations will be right. Bring a typed copy of the assignment to class. Do the Sorting People activity at http://www.pbs.org/race (in the Learn More section) . Bring your results to class. 1 2 I. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN? HOW DO WE CREATE IDENTITY AND RELATIONSHIPS Session 1 (S1) Mon Aug 31: Introduction to the course: What is pluralism ? Homework for S2 Session 2 Wed Sept 2: Identity and difference; self and other; you, me and us Homework for S3 Read Bond (1994). How wild things tamed gender distinctions. Electronic Reserve (ER) Blackboard Discussion 1 : Discuss the article in relation to your life experience. What messages about gender did you receive growing up and from where? Read syllabus, print and bring it to class; add name to contract (Blackboard, Course Documents). Note: Participants should contribute around 250 words to each Blackboard discussion. This can be spread among several postings and should take into consideration postings by other students. LABOR DAY HOLIDAY Monday, September 7 Session 3 Wed Sept 9: Elements of nonverbal communication and dance I: BODY, SPACE, TIME, & ENERGY Homework for S4 Read Trippett (1982), Why so much is beyond words. Time Magazine : http://www.time.com/ time/magazine/article/0,9171,953058-1,00.html Take notes on the authors main ideas for class discussion. Reading notes will be collected. Session 4 Mon Sept 14: Elements of nonverbal communication and dance II Homework for S5 Watch the 5-minute documentary about Philadelphia choreographer and Temple MFA graduate Charles O. Anderson: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=bV90qGD1Hh0&feature=related Follow this procedure: 1) Watch without sound and write down your responses to the movement in note form what do you see? 2) Watch with sound. Write a 250-word typed 3 response to the clip, including your personal reaction and taking Andersons commentary into account. Bring the assignment to class; notes and written (typed) response will be collected. Session 5 Wed Sept 16:...
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