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DANC 191 World Dance History

World Dance History develops knowledge, skills and appreciation of world dance forms through presentation of fundamental techniques, music and culture. Specific dances are analyzed for their cultural traditions, sacred/ceremonial import and or/theatrical impact within its society. With emphasis on movement, vocabulary, rhythms and styles of each dance form, the cultural, sociological, economic, and geographical perspectives are also covered. The area of concentration varies to include as many cultures as possible. One or more, up to four, will be chosen for a full semester of study.

Credits

3

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

  1. Identify and apply critical theories and concepts related to the history and evolution of selected dance idioms, and basic rhythmic and musical concepts as they apply to these idioms.
  2. Incorporate innovation, risk-taking, and creativity into analysis of world dance.
  3. Pose and address questions related to aesthetic understanding and cultural literacy through culturally-specific dance forms, music, and oral traditions.
  4. Assess, reflect on, and critically analyze the role gender, age, and socioeconomic class play within the structure of the specific society and how it affects and influences the specific structure of traditional dances (religious and secular).

Course Objectives

Identify and apply critical theories and concepts related to the history and evolution of selected dance idioms, and basic rhythmic and musical concepts as they apply to these idioms.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Exam

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry Rubric

Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry

  • CP1

Incorporate innovation, risk-taking, and creativity into analysis of world dance.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Create a dance from various forms of cultural dances

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry Rubric

Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry

  • CP2

Pose and address questions related to aesthetic understanding and cultural literacy through culturally-specific dance forms, music, and oral traditions.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Exam

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry Rubric

Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry

  • CP3

Assess, reflect on, and critically analyze the role gender, age, and socioeconomic class play within the structure of the specific society and how it affects and influences the specific structure of traditional dances (religious and secular).

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Dance project

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry Rubric

Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry

  • CP4