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1 December 2011

Rhythm and Movement

In this course, our discussion will focus on issues relating to rhythm and movement. It is common knowledge
that rhythm and movement are universal forms of human expression. But what role does this phenomenon play in human life and in the study of the humanities? This course will explore the great influence music has had on shaping human society and history. The main purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to dance and music as important disciplines within the humanities and to debate basic ideas related to the arts’ aesthetics. Obviously, one must acknowledge the fact that music and dance belong to all humanity, not just to the performing arts. Furthermore, it is obvious that music and dance are natural aspects of our everyday life. Hence, the general impact of art on world history as well as its personal influence on individuals’ social, political, spiritual, and private lives will be analyzed. In short, this course aims to broaden our discussion pertaining to the humanities.

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