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