THE 300 - Introduction to Performance Studies

This course takes the broad spectrum approach to the study of performance, examining all of human behavior and events through a social-scientific approach that employs various means of cultural analyses.  Through an intercultural, intergeneric, and interdisciplinary approach, all of human behavior is viewed as performance and the impulses and agendas behind it are examined on an individual as well as cultural level.  Ultimately, this course focuses upon the many ways in which "performativity" is evident in human transactions in the arts, business, technology, politics, and religion. Lecture and discussion format.

General Education Requirements:  Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Writing Intensive

Prerequisites: Junior Standing or permission.

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3

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