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DANC 201 History of Western Concert Dance: 1600 to the Present

This course focuses on the historical development of dance as a performing art during the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, with particular emphasis on contemporary dance. Content includes an in-depth look at the artists, their philosophies, and the social context in which they worked.

Credits

3

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

  1. Pose and address questions related to the historical development of theatrical dance from
    the seventeenth century to the present with emphasis on twentieth century ballet and modern
    dance as it reflects creative expression with social and cultural contexts.
  2. Identify and apply critical theories and concepts related to enduring and contemporary
    issues of aesthetics and creativity as they relate to the people and events that have affected
    the course and content of dance in the past three centuries.
  3. Assess, reflect on, and critically analyze the role of dance as an art form and its relationship
    to other arts as it illuminates the human condition.
  4. Reflect upon personal dance experience, incorporating innovation, risk-taking, and creativity
    into the analysis of Western Concert Dance.

Course Objectives

Pose and address questions related to the historical development of theatrical dance from
the seventeenth century to the present with emphasis on twentieth century ballet and modern
dance as it reflects creative expression with social and cultural contexts.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Homework assignment

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry Rubric

Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry

  • CP3

Identify and apply critical theories and concepts related to enduring and contemporary
issues of aesthetics and creativity as they relate to the people and events that have affected
the course and content of dance in the past three centuries.

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

Assess, reflect on, and critically analyze the role of dance as an art form and its relationship
to other arts as it illuminates the human condition.

Learning Activity Artifact

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

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry Rubric

Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry

  • CP4

Reflect upon personal dance experience, incorporating innovation, risk-taking, and creativity
into the analysis of Western Concert Dance.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Writing Assignments
  • Written assignment

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry Rubric

Creative Process and Humanistic Inquiry

  • CP2