CTAR 106 - Introduction to the Performing Arts [GEKA]
A survey of the arts of dance, theatre, and music, developing an understanding and appreciation of representative works in the three fields. The place of these arts in contemporary society and their contribution to a richer life receive special emphasis. Attendance required at specific on-campus performances. Not open to those with credit in MUSC 106/DANC 106.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation
Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing
Introduction to the Performing Arts meets the general education requirements for Knowledge of the Disciplines - Arts. The performing arts provide knowledge about the world and ways of experience it that contribute to an understanding that is both unique and different from those gained through other disciplines. The arts present insights about personal experiences common to us all- experiences such as birth, love, conflict and death. They also convey cultural meanings and values, such as patriotism and war. In the arts, personal and cultural meanings go far beyond the enjoyment of beauty. The arts convey knowledge and meaning not learned through the study of other subjects. In this course, students will learn how the performing arts convey personal and cultural meaning in lived space and time through qualities such as movement and sound that are unique to dance, music and theatre, they will discover the rich and unique ways that meaning in the performing arts takes shape in specific mediums, genres, and styles.
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