Summer 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Saba, Monica "Micki"
Discipline and Number
DANC 1310 Section 0H1
W Time 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Understanding Dance

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.

Required Texts:

Learning About Dance (seventh edition)
Nora Ambrosio
Kendall Hunt publishing company

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Student evaluation requires work both in the classroom and online. Online the student will view chapter power points, highlights, summaries and lectures from the text, submit assignments, view submissions for discussions, take test, view video, and submit presentations. In the classroom students will participate in discussion, view video, participate in guest workshops, movement activities, and group presentations. Attendance and analysis to live dance performance will also be required.

Probable Grade Breakdown:
10% Attendance
10% Participation
10% Classroom assignments
20% Dance Performance Attendance and Analysis
30% Exams
20% Final Presentation

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