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Last approved: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:18:02 GMT

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Change Type
Minor
HESD (Health Exercise Studies Dance)
227
032191
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
African Dance I
African Dance I
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Health and Exercise Studies (24HES)
Term Offering
Fall 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
Physical Activity2.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Joy Kagendo
Lecturer

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Physical Activity2525NoNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
24DANMDance MinorElective
Development of beginning level skill of East and West African dances, including history, culture, and context, emphasizing the central role that dance plays in African cultures.

No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Health and Exercise Studies
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
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Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
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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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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:
 
 
Outcome: Demonstrate and explain the fitness requirements necessary for beginning level African Dance including cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, muscular flexibility and body composition.
 
 
1. Students will actively participate in African Dance classes, demonstrating health-related fitness ability which will be evaluated through the practical skills testing.
2. Students will be asked to share their intellectual knowledge of health-related fitness through specific written exam questions. Example: In order to improve “alligators,” a student should work to improve his/her (a) cardiovascular endurance, (b) muscular strength, (c) flexibility, (d) both b and c.
 
 
Outcome: Discuss how participating in African Dance classes can develop, maintain, and sustain an active and healthy lifestyle.
 
 
1. Written evaluation will include specific exam questions designed to evaluate knowledge of how African Dance technique and activity can lead to achieving, maintaining, and sustaining an active and healthy lifestyle, including enhancement of core strength, cardiorespiratory endurance and increased flexibility as required by today’s active person. Example: (True or False) Participating in an African dance class can provide a form of aerobic exercise and can help to improve cardiorespiratory endurance.
 
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Outcome: Demonstrate and perform basic African dance movements from East and West African cultures
 
 
1. Practical evaluation will include demonstration of specific African dances by students during in-class evaluations. Students will be grading according to a provided rubric measuring proper execution of steps/sequence, hip isolation, musicality, and performance quality.
2. Written evaluation will include exam questions testing knowledge of African dances covered in class. Example: List and describe opening movements of the “Boot Dance.”
 
 
Outcome: Describe and explain a story of an African ritual.
 
 
1. Students will use knowledge from class to analyze a video on African dance and write a paper on the origin, meaning and cultural context of the dance.
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:
 
 
Outcome:Identify and describe characteristics and socio-cultural meaning of East and West African dances covered in class.
 
 
1. Practical evaluation will include demonstration of specific African dances by students during in-class evaluations. Students will be grading according to a provided rubric measuring proper execution of steps/sequence, hip isolation, musicality, and performance quality.

2. Written evaluation will include exam questions testing knowledge of African dances covered in class. Example: Describe the distinguishing characteristics of the Fanga and its cultural context.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 
Outcome: Describe how dances learned in class are practiced in their cultural and/or historical context.
 
 
1. Written evaluation will include specific exam questions testing the student’s knowledge of the historical and/or cultural context of dances covered in class. Example: Discuss 3 contributing factors to the evolution of the “Boot dance”
2. Students will use knowledge from class to analyze a video on African dance and write a paper on the origin, meaning and cultural context of the dance.
 
 

 
 

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.
 

No additional resources will be needed at this time. The reallocation of existing resources, including classroom facilities and instructor assignments, permits the offering of this course.

1) Acquire the fundamentals of health-related fitness, encompassing cardio-respiratory and cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, muscular flexibility and body composition;


2) Apply knowledge of the fundamentals of health-related fitness toward developing, maintaining, and sustaining an active and healthy lifestyle;


3) Acquire or enhance the basic motor skills and skill-related competencies, concepts, and strategies used in physical activities and sport;


4) Gain a thorough working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the spirit and rules, history, safety, and etiquette of physical activities and sport.


5) Identify and examine distinguishing characteristics, including ideas, values, images, cultural artifacts, economic structures, technological or scientific developments, and/or attitudes of people in a society or culture outside the United States.


6) Explain how these distinguishing characteristics relate to their cultural and/or historical contexts in the non-U.S. society.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and explain the fitness requirements necessary for beginning level African Dance including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, muscular flexibility, and body composition;

  • Discuss how participating in African Dance classes can develop, maintain, or sustain an active and healthy lifestyle;

  • Demonstrate and perform basic African Dance movements from East and West African cultures;

  • Describe and explain a story of an African dance ritual;

  • Identify and describe characteristics and socio-cultural meaning of East and West African dances covered in class;

  • Describe how dances learned in class are practiced in their cultural and/or historical context.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Test20 (10 points each)Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the material covered in class by completing two written exams at 10% each.
Short Paper20Students will be required to watch a video on African Dance and write a three-page paper on the origin and meaning of the dance.
presentation60Students will be evaluated on performance of the dances, in particular feet movement, hip isolation and hands and shoulder movement. Students will also be evaluated on their ability to identify the origin of the dance and perform it by the drum beat.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Orientation1 weekOrientation/Course Objectives/Safety/Lecture
Introduction to African Dance1 weekIntroduction to African Dance, Hip isolation
Introduction to African Dance1 weekFootwork, Hand movement
Introduction to African Dance1 weekPutting it all together, drum circle
East African Dance1 weekEast African Dance, Contemporary African Dance/East
West African Dance1 weekLecture, West African Dance
African Dance1 weekFanga, Midterm exam
African Dance1 weekLamba
African Dance1 weekKoukou, drum circle
African Dance1 weekSokous, Chakacha
African Dance1 weekEast and West African Dances, Selected ritualistic dances
African Dance1 weekDrum circle
Dance evaluations1 weekDance evaluations
Dance evaluations1 weekDance evaluations
Paper due & Final exam1 weekPaper due & Final exam
svhoward: Term offering changed, memo attached.
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