District Syllabus
DAN2100
Dance Appreciation


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course is designed to give the student a foundation level understanding of dance as an art form and its historical and cultural significance from ancient times to the present. The course serves as an introduction to dance by exploring the various dance elements, forms and styles, from ancient and world dance to ballet, modern, jazz, theatre and social dance, as well as the importance of the roles of the participants. Course will include lectures, video presentations, demonstrations, and in-class discussions.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Ambrosio. Learning About Dance, 6th ed., Kendall Hunt, 2012. ISBN: 9780757577093
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students in this class will:
1.	Learn about dance as an art form from its historical roots 
to its aesthetic, cultural and philosophical evolution into present 
society.
2.	Learn the interrelated roles and significance of the 
choreographer, dancer and audience member.
3.	Learn to identify and differentiate between each dance 
genre including, but not limited to ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, 
world dance, etc.
4.	Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements that 
contribute to producing a dance concert and the roles within a 
production crew.


              
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:
I. Communication: Students will develop effective reading, writing, 
speaking, and observation and
listening skills to communicate verbally and nonverbally on literal 
and figurative levels.
A. Listen and observe actively, partaking in dialogue with civility 
and respect for opposing
viewpoints.
B. Use recorded dance works and live demonstrations as a source of 
lifelong learning and
enjoyment.

II. Cultural Literacy: Students will develop an appreciation of human 
culture and its diversity and the role of the creative arts in 
society.
A. Demonstrate both an awareness of the important function of the 
arts in societies and the
ability of the arts to provide personal satisfaction and to reflect 
history and culture.
B. Appreciate the cultural and individual value of creativity and 
imagination.

III. Social Skills: Students will develop and use skills and 
attitudes that integrate individuals into
society.
A. Demonstrate appropriate social skills, language, and emotions in 
different situations, showing
respect for others’ opinions.
B. Embody honesty, respectability and integrity by interacting with 
performers and audiences in a polite and courteous manner.

See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section 
being taught.
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.