Viewing: DAN 272 : Dance Composition

Last approved: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:32:44 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:32:44 GMT

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Catalog Pages referencing this course
Change Type
Major
DAN (Dance)
272
004842
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Dance Composition
Dance Composition
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Music (24MUS)
31.0501
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory2.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Tara Mullins
Director of Dance

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory1515NoNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: HESM 320 or instructor permission
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
24danmDance MinorElective
This course introduces principles of dance composition through creative problem solving. Course content includes: movement invention; creation of a thematic phrase; manipulation and development of theme through application of choreographic devices; structure; and content. Student will create and perform a complete solo choreographic work in the course. A small fee may be required for dance concert attendance.

No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Visual & Performing Arts
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Distinguish and compare dance traditions, aesthetics, and codified dance vocabulary and forms; and thus discern personal/original movement vocabulary and original forms in their own choreographic work, their peers' work, and in formal concert dance.
 
 
Students will demonstrate original movement choices in choreography; and will articulate interpretations and critical judgment in peer feedback and written work {choreographic analysis of own work and critique of formal concert dance).
 
 
Students will apply concepts related to the art and process of choreography through verbal vocabulary with which to analyze and discuss the art form.
 
 
Students will apply concepts and verbal vocabulary through verbal feedback to peers in class, general class discussion, and through written analysis of their own choreography and a critique of formal concert dance.
 
 
Students will apply the craft of choreography: develop movement material related to an idea, create a thematic phrase, manipulate and develop the thematic material using choreographic devices, and structure the developed material into a cohesive solo dance, with attention to form and content.
 
 
Students will apply the craft of choreography through showings of every step of their choreographic process: vocabulary development, thematic phrase, variations, structure, and performance of their completed dance.
Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
none
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
none
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
none
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
none
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
Division of Academic and Student AffairsTara MullinsI approve this change,
Tara
Allocation of existing resources permits offering this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish and compare dance traditions, aesthetics, and codified dance vocabulary and forms; and thus discern personal/original movement vocabulary and original forms in their own choreographic work, their peers’ work, and in formal concert dance.

  2. Articulate concepts related to the art and process of choreography, while attaining verbal vocabulary with which to analyze and discuss the art form.

  3. Apply the craft of choreography:  develop movement material related to an idea, create a thematic phrase, manipulate and develop the thematic material using choreographic devices, and structure the developed material into a cohesive solo dance, with attention to form and content.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
presentation40This refers to the students presenting/performing solutions to choreographic problems. This occurs 8 times throughout the semester and each time it is 5 points.
Final Exam20Final Dance Composition (solo project)
Essay10Written analysis of final solo project
Short Paper20Dance Concert critique
Discussion10Contribution to discussion and peer feedback

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