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George Mason University Graduate Course Approval/Inventory Form Please complete this form and attach a copy of the syllabus for new courses. Forward it as an email attachment to the Secretary of the Graduate Council. A printed copy of the form with signatures should be brought to the Graduate Council Meeting. Complete the Coordinator Form on page 2, if changes in this course will affect other units. Please indicate: __x___ NEW ____ MODIFY ____ DELETE Local Unit: CVPA Graduate Council Approval Date: Course Abbreviation: CVPA Course Number: 530 Full Course Title: Topics in Arts and Wellness Abbreviated Course Title (24 characters max.): Topics in Arts & Wellness Credit hours: 1-3 Program of Record: CVPA Repeatable for Credit? __x_ D=Yes, not within same term Up to hours 9 ___ T=Yes, within the same term Up to hours ___ N=Cannot be repeated for credit Activity Code (please indicate): __x_ Lecture (LEC) ___ Lab (LAB) ___ Recitation (RCT) ___ Studio (STU) ___ Internship (INT) ___ Independent Study (IND) _x__ Seminar (SEM) Catalog Credit Format 1-3:1-3:0 Course Level: GF(500-600) __x__ GA(700+) ____ Maximum Enrollment: 20 For NEW courses, first term to be offered: 200710 Prerequisites or corequisistes: 90 hours or permission of instructor Catalog Description (35 words or less) Please use catalog format and attach a copy of the syllabus for new courses.: CVPA 530 Topics in Arts and Wellness (1-3:1-3:0). Prerequisite: 90 hours or permission of the instructor. In depth presentation and exploration of topical studies in arts and wellness and/or related areas (e.g., injury prevention, performance enhancement, health and wellness training to educators and arts professionals). Topic depends on instructor. May be repeated up to 9 credits taken under different topics. For MODIFIED or DELETED courses as appropriate: Last term offered: Previous Course Abbreviation: Previous number: Description of modification: APPROVAL SIGNATURES: Submitted by: ________________________________ email: ________________ Department/Program: ________________________________ Date: __________________ College Committee: ________________________________ Date: _________________ Graduate Council Representative: ________________________________ Date: __________________ GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Course Coordination Form SAMPLE COURSE OUTLINE CVPA 530 Topics in Arts and Wellness Day and Time: TBA Location: TBA Instructors: Alexander Technique: Carol Boggs and colleagues TBA Wellness practices and performance psychology: David Sternbach: Performance, and artistic work-related risk factors Guest Instructors TBA Pre-requisites: 90 hours or by special permission of the instructors Texts and Materials: Alexander, J.R. (1994) The Alexander Technique. London, N.Y. Free Press. Loehr, James (1997). Stress for Success. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press. Loehr, James (1995). The New Toughness Training for Sports. New York, NY: Plume:Penguin. Loehr, James, (2004) The Power of Full Engagement. N.Y.Simon Schuster. Sternbach, D. (2004.) Wellness Practices for Creative Artists: course material. GMU print office. Horvath, Janet (2004) Playing Less Hurt. Self-Published. Available at web site same name. Murphy, Michael, and White, Rhea, In The Zone. (1995) N.Y. Penguin. General Objectives: At the completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Alexander Technique Postural and Movement Re-education. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of risk factors associated with making music, dance, acting, studio artistic work, and prevention practices. 3. Describe and discuss how wellness practices enhance performance objectives. Participation and attendance: Students will be expected to attend every class and participate fully in all class discussions and activities. This class contains material and information not readily available outside of the classroom. Reading Assignments: There will be written assignments in required texts, course material, readings on e- reserve and on townhall, class handouts, and other assigned course materials. Additional reading assignments as assigned by the instructor. Journal assignment: Students will maintain a journal of response writings to assigned readings, discussions, and lectures. These writings will demonstrate students’ individual thought and understanding of course materials. Periodic evaluation by the instructor on journal assignments will be arranged. Grading: 100 points are possible for each one (1) credit section 90-100 A 80-90 B 70-80 C 60-70 D 0-60 F Each of the three sections may be taken individually (1-3) Each section carries a grade value of 100. Grading will be based on participation in class exercises, readings and reader response papers, a research paper for each section on a selected topic, and journaling reports. Course Outline Topics in Arts and Wellness Week Topics/ Activities/Readings Topics/ Activities/Readings 1 Alexander Technique classes 1 and 2 Content, Process, and Context. Practice objectives and elements of ideal performance 2 Alexander Technique classes 3 and 4 Developmental and learning issues contributing to problems in posture and movement. 3 Alexander Technique classes 5 and 6 Awareness of the body in space and in relation to others, utilized in teaching, practicing and performing. 4 Physical risk factors for musicians, Breakout Physical and toxic chemical risk factors dancers and actors. RSI’s. Causes & sessions for studio artists. prevention. for both groups 5 Anatomy and physiology for OSHA standards for safe workplaces performers 6 Performers and injuries. Body-mind Psychological overwork factors; stress, connection; stress and injury. deadline pressures, self-isolation 7 An early warning radar system for Environmental and Self-monitoring skills stress and/or RSI’s. When to self-treat, for stress management. What to do and when to get help, how to know the what not to do. difference. 8 Hazards of the practice room & Self-renewal, relaxation techniques. practice studios. Presentation by Arts Importance of fitness and exercise for Medicine expert studio artists 9 Performance Anxiety 1: The Psychological issues in the lives of studio Generalized Stress Response; physical, artists, I. mental aspects 10 Performance Anxiety, II Coping Psychological issues in the lives of studio skills. Practice routines. artists, II. 11 The performer as athlete. The mental Applying principles of the Ideal game Performance State from sports to artistic work 12 The Zone, I. Creating conditions for The Zone II. high level functioning 13 Training excellence. Ed Psych/ Sports Accessing and cultivating Flow, Ideal Psychology models Performing States (IPS) 14 School recess School recess 15 Training excellence. Ed Psych/ Sports Cultivating patience, frustration tolerance Psychology models and developing self-regulation in the service of the ego. Note: syllabus is subject to changes in the course of the semester.
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