Paul Zmolek
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Theatre and Dance
zmolpaul@isu.edu

DANC 205 History of Modern Dance 3 credits.
Tues, Thurs 1:00-2:15,  Red Hill 127, Spring 2009

Assignments Study Guide Topics Mid-Term QuestionsFinal Study Guide

DESCRIPTION

A survey of modern dance from the era of Isadora Duncan to the present in both the United States and Europe. This course connects historical world events to the world of dance art through readings, films, demonstrations, and live performances. PREREQ: At least Sophomore standing. Satisfies Goal 6 of the General Education Requirements.

OBJECTIVES

TEACHING METHOD

The format of this class is grounded in the ideal of roundtable discussion, each participant contributing to discussions fully and actively. Visual aids such as film, video, and slides will assist in the clarification of ideas as put forth in the readings assigned.

Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of all reading assignments through discussion teams, quizzes, essay exams, presentations and written assignments.

Students will conduct individual research and present it in written and oral formats.

Student responsible for all material covered in class. Instructor will not provide lecture notes; if you must miss class request notes from your colleagues in class.

EVALUATION AND GRADING

Participation in Classroom Discussion (90 pts).  Students will be expected to demonstrate that they are keeping current with the reading assignments and are making connections with historical event/trends and dance.  Quizzes may be assigned if it becomes apparent that students are not current on reading materials.

(2) Selected Topics Presentation and Study Guide (2 X 30 = 60 pts) Students will make presentations and share two page study guides with the class about topics that have influenced major trends in the history of dance.

Mid-Term Exam & Final Exam (2 X 50 = 100 pts) Short answer/essay test culled from study guide of potential questions presented prior to exams

Research/Thesis Paper (50 pts)  5 –10 page paper investigating specific topic(s) proposed by student.  Bibliography must be 5 or more source with over half of those sources being non-internet, text-based.  WIKIPEDIA IS NOT A VALID SOURCE.

A 300-280
A - 279-270
B+ 269-260
B 259-240
B- 239-230
C+ 229-220
C 219-190
C- 189-180
D 179-140
F 139-0

FORMATTING FOR PAPERS

PLAGIARIZATION WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC “F” FOR THE COURSE.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS

No fixed points : dance in the twentieth century / Nancy Reynolds and Malcolm Mccormick, 2003

Handouts

Shared Study Guides