COLL 106 - FLASH MOBS
Long Title: FLASH MOBS: A LOST ART (MCMURTRY)
Department: College Courses
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: "The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a flash mob as a group of people summoned to a designated location at a specified time to perform an indicated action before dispersing. With the first flash mob occurring in 2003, flash mobs remained a popular trend until the early 2010s. In this class, we will explore in detail the cultural phenomenon of flash mobs with the goal of answering the question how can you conduct a well-organized flash mob in order for it to be a fun and engaging activity for all involved?
We will begin by delving into the history of flash mobs by examining the influence of social media on flash mobs, the common threads between successful flash mobs, and the regulations surrounding them. Then, we will explore different types of popular dance and choreography with the help of different student dance groups on campus, eventually moving into choreographing dances of our own. Finally, we will rehearse and perform this flash mob as a class in a public setting as the ultimate culmination of our work. Students can expect to start this course from a completely beginner standpoint (no experience is required!) and end the course as a confident flash mob participant. "