DANC 30 Dance History - Dance in Cultural Context (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Lectures, readings, films and discussions on theory and development of dance from its evolution in anthropological sources to 20th century contemporary dance. This survey history course will touch on the historical basis of dance and will emphasize the history of ballet, American/European modern dance, African-Haitian dance and the American idioms of tap and Jazz.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify and apply tools used in cultural literacy to analyze the development of dance as a ritual tool and as a performance art from the point of view of artists, dancers, choreographers, and movement theorists.
- Outcome 2: Examine, analyze, and express through written essay and verbal presentation the factors that affect and define dance.
- Outcome 3: Apply the tools of exposition and argumentation to synthesize and integrate facts and concepts to support a dance-history related thesis.
- Outcome 4: Compare and contrast the function of historical dance in different cultures.