SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 12:58:05 PMDANCE 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 2Title:  SURVEY DNC HISTORY  
Full Title:  Survey of Dance History
Last Reviewed:9/25/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 40

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the world of dance.  Survey of its history, its cultural and religious significance and its comparison to other (in terms of related) forms of expression in primitive society, ancient cultures, medieval and Renaissance Europe.  Development of ballet, modern dance and contemporary forms, and the relationship of their elements of style and composition to those of concurrent art forms of music, art, literature.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intro to the world of dance (for majors).
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1995
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1995
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The student will be able by the completion of the semester to:
I.          Describe the knowledge of anthropological origins of
           dance and the different functions of dance in primitive
II.         Describe the chronology of dance from ancient times
           through the 20th century.
           A.  Recognize and analyze the elements of style in the
               dance forms of the Renaissance, Baroque, and
               Romantic periods.
           B.  Identify and analyze the dance forms taught today.
           C.  Compare the techniques of historical, classical
               and contemporary dance forms.
III.        Relate the development of dance to the development of
           art, music, and literature in each major historical
           A.  Distinguish the costumes of each major period and
               describe the effect on the dance movement.
IV.         Identify, locate and interpret written sources for the
           study of dance history.

Topics and Scope
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I.          Anthropological basis of dance
           A.  Dance as the earliest human expression of
           B.  Function of dance in both ritual and recreational
               1.  religion, kinship, tribal identity, age
                   identity, hunting, social interaction.
II.         Dance in ancient and traditional cultures
           A.  Emphasis on relationship of myth, ritual, social
               organization, and folk customs.
           B.  Evolution of specific forms of dance as they
               relate to ritual and ancient classical drama.
III.            Dance of Western Europe
           A.  Religious and social dances of Medieval Europe.
           B.  Renaissance and Baroque court dance as reflections
               of culture.
           C.  Elements of style in music, art, architecture, and
               literature in Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic
               periods of Western Europe.
           D.  Dance as a professional theater art: its origin in
               court dance and its evolution to the stage.
           E.  Study of the development of ballet from 1661
               through 19th century Romantic era to the beginning
               of the 20th century.
           F.  The rise of the Russian Ballet and its influence
               on ballet world-wide.
           G.  Early modern dance in America and its influence on
               the dance of Europe and Russia.
           H.  The era of collaboration: art, music, and dance in
               the early 20th century.
           I.  Modern Dance in America in  its many styles and
               forms, and its comparison to the classical forms.
IV.         Contemporary dance forms:  jazz, tap, folk, ballroom,
           and their origins in older forms.

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1. Keep a journal of notes and comments on outside assigned readings.
2. Viewing and critiques of several live or taped performances.
3. Written reports on historical background during study of any given
  dance era.
4. Final Research Paper.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Written homework, Term papers, Critique taped performances
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, Completion, Short answer essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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DANCE AS A THEATER ART, by Selma Jean Cohen, 1974
THE DANCE MAKER, by Elinor Rogosin, 1980
ORCHESOGROPHY, by Thoinot Arbeau, 1986
DANCE, FROM MAGIC TO ART, by Lois Ellfeldt

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