Course: EED 676. Multicultural Arts Education (3)
Prerequisite: EED 601. Corequisite: EED 610. This interdisciplinary methods/research course is focused on the meaning, role, and teaching strategies of the arts in multicultural communities. The course provides an overview of how dance, music, drama and visual arts create meaning in diverse cultures in the surrounding geographic area. In addition, an in-depth review of literature and strategies in one or more ethnic communities will be demonstrated. Participants will learn to integrate the arts and use the Visual and Performing Arts Framework to create a unit of study of one community art production. This course uses both educational and field-based research to analyze how the visual and performing arts play a role in how culture is communicated. In addition, participants will develop and present a research review on the latest trends in multicultural arts education.