DAN-251 : Choreography I

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: DAN-251 Choreography I

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 hours; Offered as needed

Credits: 2 credits

Pre-requisites (if any): DAN-249, or permission of the Department

Course Description in college catalog:

In Choreography I, students will explore the process of creating dance based on the elements of dance-time, space and energy/movement quality. Improvisation will be used as a method of creating movement material. Choreographic devices and compositional structures will be explored. Students will be encouraged to develop their own creative voices, and to critically evaluate their own and their classmates’ works.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

Choreography I is part of the Curricula for Dance Majors and will fulfill part of the requirements for the A.S. degree in Visual and Performing Arts, dance concentration.

A.S. Dance

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

  4. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  5. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Gain an understanding of the elements of dance and how they can be used in choreography.
  2. Learn basic choreographic tools and vocabulary.
  3. Increase ability to use dance as a form of expression.
  4. Learn to view dance and express their responses.
  5. Learn to collaborate on a choreographic process as a choreographer and performer.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Identify and apply the following concepts of dance: space, weight, time, dynamics/energy through writing, movement, performance, or choreography.

  2. Demonstrate the development of an individual movement voice and application of creative process tools.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Attendance 25%

Growth, Progress, and Development 25%

Midterm Project and/or Short Assignments 25%

Final Choreography Project 25%

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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