Course Description

DANCE: CULTURES AND CONTEXTS, DNCE 007

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4 Units, Lecture 3, Discussion 1, Prerequisite(s): none Provides historical and cultural context for selected dance forms and practices. Students study dance as an art form, cultural practice, and meaning-making activity, with particular attention to histories of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation. Intended for non majors. Credit will be awarded for only one of DNCE 007 or DNCE 007W..

Key Information

Spring Quarter 2019
Instruction start date: April 1, 2019
Instruction end date: June 7, 2019
Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, Dance

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit



UC Davis:
Units Credit

UC Irvine:
General Education: IV - Arts and Humanities

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Visual and Performing Arts Analysis and Practice

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Visual and Performing Arts

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle: Fine Arts;  Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC; TMC - Clears TMC's FINE ARTS GE requirement or 1 course toward lower-division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; ERC - Fine Arts; Sixth - 1 NAHR
Course Equivalence: UCSD TDTR 10 (GE and/or Dance Major Requirement).

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area F after petition

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: IM

Section Information

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  • Friday, 1:10pm - 2:00pm
  • Friday, 8:10am - 9:00am
  • Friday, 9:10am - 10:00am
  • Friday, 10:10am - 11:00am
  • Friday, 11:10am - 12:00pm
  • Friday, 12:10pm - 1:00pm
  • Friday, 1:10pm - 2:00pm
  • Friday, 2:10pm - 3:00pm
  • Friday, 9:10am - 10:00am
  • Friday, 10:10am - 11:00am
  • Friday, 11:10am - 12:00pm
  • Friday, 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Course Fees

Cost for proctoring of online final exam (approximately $25-$30).

More About The Course

Dance: Cultures and Contexts, a course developed as part of UC Riverside’s world-renowned dance studies program, explores the significance of dance by introducing historical and cultural contexts for various dance practices. Students will approach the study of dance as art form, as cultural practice and as a way to understand histories of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation.

Dance 7 is an online class. This course will take place entirely online, with both synchronous and asynchronous parts. Students are required to register for a TA-moderated online discussion section that meets at a specific time each Friday, and then to log in to that discussion section at that time each week. Students will be able to follow all lectures and required activities on their own schedule, with assignments due at set times each week. 

To take this course, you must have: regular access to a computer capable of easily playing YouTube videos, preferably one purchased in the last 2 or 3 years, with a camera and a microphone (preferably a headset with a microphone). Students should have access to a high-speed internet connection, preferably by an ethernet cable; and a Skype account, in case a conversation with the instructor or TA is required, or to attend video office hours.

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Proctoring Info

Online proctoring by ProctorU: Costs vary depending on number and length of exam. Average cost is between $20 and $60 per course.

Course Creator

Jacqueline Shea Murphy
Jacqueline Shea Murphy teaches courses in critical dance studies in UCR's Dance department. She is author of "The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories" (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), awarded the 2008 de la Torre Bueno Prize for outstanding book of the year in Dance Studies by the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS), co-editor of the collection Bodies of the Text: Dance as Theory, Literature as Dance (Rutgers University Press, 1995), and has published in journals including Discourses in Dance , American Literary History , Theatre Research International , Interventions , and several anthologies. She was the 2009 recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Aotearoa (New Zealand), and of a 2015-16 fellowship to to Freie Universität Berlin's institute on "Interweaving Performance Cultures."  Professor Shea Murphy is writing a new book about ways that contemporary Indigenous choreographers in the U.S., Canada, and Aotearoa are inhabiting Indigenous epistemologies and thereby reframing colonizing institutions in their dancing and dance making. Professor Shea Murphy regularly teaches courses such as "Dance: Cultures and Contexts," "Introduction to Dance Studies," "Dance, Gender, Sexualities," "Yoga for Dancers," and "Rhetorical Approaches to Dance Studies." She holds a Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley, a Master's in fiction writing from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars Program, and a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University. She has previously taught at San Francisco State University (American Indian Studies) and Mills College (English). She has a background in modern dance, and is a longtime practitioner and certified instructor of Iyengar yoga. Jacqueline Shea Murphy teaches courses in critical dance studies in UCR's Dance department. She is author of "The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories" (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), awarded the 2008 de la Torre Bueno Prize for outstanding book of the year in Dance Studies by the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS), co-editor of ...

Jacqueline Shea Murphy teaches courses in critical dance studies in UCR's Dance department. She is author of "The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories" (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), awarded the 2008 de la Torre Bueno Prize for outstanding book of the year in Dance Studies by the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS), co-editor of the collection Bodies of the Text: Dance as Theory, Literature as Dance (Rutgers University Press, 1995), and has published in journals including Discourses in Dance , American Literary History , Theatre Research International , Interventions , and several anthologies. She was the 2009 recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Aotearoa (New Zealand), and of a 2015-16 fellowship to to Freie Universität Berlin's institute on "Interweaving Performance Cultures."  Professor Shea Murphy is writing a new book about ways that contemporary Indigenous choreographers in the U.S., Canada, and Aotearoa are inhabiting Indigenous epistemologies and thereby reframing colonizing institutions in their dancing and dance making. Professor Shea Murphy regularly teaches courses such as "Dance: Cultures and Contexts," "Introduction to Dance Studies," "Dance, Gender, Sexualities," "Yoga for Dancers," and "Rhetorical Approaches to Dance Studies." She holds a Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley, a Master's in fiction writing from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars Program, and a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University. She has previously taught at San Francisco State University (American Indian Studies) and Mills College (English). She has a background in modern dance, and is a longtime practitioner and certified instructor of Iyengar yoga.

Instructor of Term

Jacqueline Shea Murphy
jacqueline.sheamurphy@ucr.edu

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