2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Dancing Molecules


Fall 2012 quarter

Rebecca Sunderman physical and inorganic chemistry , Kabby Mitchell dance
Fields of Study
chemistry and dance
Preparatory for studies or careers in
performing arts, sciences and education.

In this program we will investigate the basic languages of dance and chemistry. We will explore properties in chemistry connected to movement (conductivity, molecular vibrations, energy, reactivity, and solubility) and study how chemicals both construct and move within the human body. Students will become in tune with their bodies through movement workshops and scientific studies of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and body chemistry. In teams students will construct choreography of chemical processes. Some time will also be spent unpacking issues of privilege, stereotypes, and accessibility in both the fields of dance and chemistry.

We will explore these topics through seminar assignments, exams/quizzes, reflection writing, laboratory experiments, movement workshops, and a group choreography assignment. No previous experience in dance or chemistry is required. This program will be participating in the new academic statement initiative.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$50 for event tickets.
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 30th, 2012 This program is now offered to students of all class levels (Freshmen to Seniors).
May 7th, 2012 Revised description.
April 18th, 2012 This program is now lower-division, offered to freshmen and sophomores.