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This course is an introduction to, and immersion in, the culture and history, music, and dance of one of Latin America's richest art forms, tango argentine. We will combine academic work with studio training and offer an interdisciplinary and comparative study of both theory and practice. Throughout the semester, we will analyze tango music, films, and literature from the early twentieth century to the present day. In addition, weekly dance lessons will provide a progressive introduction to tango salon. Students will learn the dance by studying it and by doing it, as they engage regularly in critical and creative work drawing on both mind and body. Beginners are welcome; no previous dance experience or musical training required. INSTRUCTOR: Thomas Wisniewski has taught literature, cultural studies, and Argentine tango at several area universities. He is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Harvard University.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree – 3.0 GPA

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

Affiliated With:

School of Arts & Sciences