DNC 100 - Dance Appreciation

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce a basic historical context of dance and dance as an emblem of cultural identity and expression of cultural mores; dance as an expression of social order; dance as a classical art; dance as a medium of aesthetic fusion; and dance as a creation of individual artists. Group 2 course.

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General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the power of dance in religion, social culture, gender and traditions.
  • Examine course texts, lectures, and video samples from an individual standpoint.
  • Develop articulated personal thoughts and feelings on subject matter.
  • Analyze the change in societal and personal perspectives of dance aesthetics through the study of course concepts.
Human Dimension:
  • Critically reflect on the importance and prevalence of dance history.
  • Develop both an understanding of and a sensitivity to dance as a means of human expression.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Develop an understanding of dance as a means of cultural identity and learn to celebrate differences and interrelations among people.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify your learning styles and barriers through reflection on course content.