Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Understanding Dance offers the student an opportunity to develop an awareness and appreciation of dance in its cultural, social, and artistic contexts through explorations in dance aesthetics, history, and the creative process. Students will study dance through lecture, viewing and critiquing of live and video dance performances, readings, participatory study of selected dance genres, exposure to the art of theatrical production, and exploration of the creative process. This class will view dance, talk about dance, and explore dance as a living embodiment of our culture and ourselves.
Textbook: Ambrosio, N. (2006).Learning About Dance: Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. (6th ed.)
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Student evaluation will be based on attendance, participation, assignments, exams, and presentation projects.