Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Sep 24, 2021  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DANC 100 - Introduction to Dance


(ARTD, GEIR, GEEL, [M]) (R and TP/SS only)

An examination of dance as an art form and means of multicultural expression, ritual, and tradition. This course familiarizes the student with practices, philosophies, terminologies, styles of dance and careers in dance. The role of dance in world societies and how it relates to different cultures is explored through lectures, assigned readings, films, recordings, and experiential dance activities. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly DN 100.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of dance in social, cultural, and ritual contexts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetic principles that define dance as a communicative art form.
  • Acquire knowledge of the historical and cultural development of dance and demonstrate an understanding of the major aesthetic shifts in 20th century theatrical dance.
  • Explain the nature of art making in dance and the role of the choreographer and performer as dance makers through first-hand experience.
  • Demonstrate the critical skills necessary to make justified judgments of dance works representing a variety of genres, styles, and cultures.


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