DAN-1210 FYS: If I Can't Dance Keep Your Revolution

3 credits

Prerequisite: Open to first-year only.

History is not just about important revolutions, battles, politicians and changing borders. It is also about everyday people, and what is important in their everyday lives. This course is a multicultural exploration of the simple things that give people pleasure: their dance, games, social activities, cuisine; some of the things that make a nation's culture. We see how geography, climate, work, religion/ritual, gender, and age all have their impact on a country's customs. This course investigates the similarities and differences between the various cultures of people around the globe. This course celebrates what Emma Goldman called "everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things." This is a first-year seminar course and meets the First-Year Seminar requirement of the GECC.