8/23: dance classes

Description: A basic approach to modern dance as an applied study of movement coordinations. Practical explorations focus on correct body alignment and efficient movement in relation to gravity, and directing energies in the body toward enhanced expressiveness. Elemental analysis of space, time, dynamics, form, sensation, image and intention are introduced. Designed sequences and improvisations develop presence, balance, flexibility, strength, and endurance. Theoretical investigations include discussions of the interweaving of dance and culture. Credit: Two semester hours.

8/18: Arabic course

A course in Arabic (CLC 120) is available this semester. The class meets four times per week from 3:00-4:00 and, unlike most CLC classes, is open to all students, including freshman and transfer students.  On Mondays and Wednesdays, Nabil Abdelfattah, a Professor of Arabic at Montana State University, will teach via videolink. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the class will meet in person with our Fulbright Teaching Assistant, a native speaker. For more information, go to the Arabic course page or contact Karen Richter (, Director of the Center for Language and Culture.