"Dance 27 Outline FA03"
FRESNO CITY COLLEGE COURSE OUTLINE OF RECORD Course Subject and Number Discipline(s) Dance 27 Dance Course Title Advanced Mexican Folklorico Dance Term Effective (See also Chicano-Latino Studies 27) Fall 2003 Catalog Description: [x] no change [ ] revised/clarified [ ] new (check one) Prerequisite: [x] no change [ ] revised/clarified [ ] new (check one) Corequisite: [x] no change [ ] revised/clarified [ ] new (check one) Advisory: [x] no change [ ] revised/clarified [ ] new (check one) Units, hours, repeatability, credit/no credit, number of weeks: [x] no change [ ] revised [ ] new (check one) (If revised is checked, underline item(s) revised above.) 3 unit(s) 2 lecture hour(s) 3 laboratory hour(s) 3 number of repeats (maximum = 3) credit/no credit only 18 number of weeks Prerequisite: Dance/ Chicano Latino Studies 17, or equivalent. Corequisite: None Advisory: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. Description: History and origin of Mexican dance. Mexican songs and folktales, and how they are interpreted through Mexican dance. Dances practiced and performed at the advanced level. Descriptio Entry Level Skills: Upon entering the course, the student should be able to: 1. Comprehend academic reading materials associated with success in degree-applicable courses. 2. Write short compositions which limit subjects, unify content by common purposes or main ideas, adequately develop ideas, specify and supply details, use appropriate diction, and avoid extensive errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics. 3. Demonstrate rhetorical effectiveness in writing from the standpoints of adult treatment on content, unity, substance, specificity, coherence, and diction and style. 4. Demonstrate an understanding of Mexican Folklore through songs and dances practiced and performed. 5. Evaluate and demonstrate an understanding, in detail, of four (4) regions or states, their folktales, their particular history, and location. 6. Evaluate and define the Mexican culture, history, geography, regional customs, and folklore as expressed through traditional dances. Requested Credit Classification (Applicant) [x] Course contains an international component. [ [x] Degree applicable [ ] Noncredit [ ] Course contains American pluralism and [ ] Nondegree Applicable [x] Transfer Level identity content. Expected Outcomes/Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: 1. Build `zapteado basico` (basic steps) into complicated patterns. 2. Dance with props such as bottles and scarves. 3. increase partnering skills and donations. 4. Describe the evolution of steps and other cultural changes. 5. Demonstrate advanced, complete regional dances in performance. Repeatability: This is a performance course which serves the wider community. Skills must be practiced to maintain them at advanced level. Dance students build on what they have learned in previous semesters on both the dance skills and cultural levels. Texts, Other Readings, and Materials: Text(s) Garcia, Rudy, Folklorico Handbook (Mexican Dance), Published by author, Berkeley, CA, 1995. [X] Primarily College Level Professional Judgment [ ] Primarily not College Level (How Determined) Out-of-Class Assignments: 6 hours per week (or equivalent) List types: 1. Assigned reading 2. Rehearsals 3. Performances 4. Attendance at folklorico dance programs 5. Learning and practicing advanced steps 6. Research paper on the history and dance of a particular region [x] Class participation and assignments require and develop critical thinking (see Expected Outcomes/Objectives). Describe how: The origin of the dances will require the students to demonstrate an understanding of and compare and contrast each region within the context of culture, history, folklore, customs, and traditions. Learning the dances will require that the students analyze and evaluate the movements and choreography and practice them to perfection. Students will also be required to demonstrate an understanding of the movement variations. [x] Primarily College Level [ ] Not Primarily College Level [x] 2 hours of independent work done out of [ ] Ratio of amount of work per unit of credit class per each hour of lecture or class required by curriculum committee for a work, or 3 hours lab, practicum, or the nondegree credit course is met. equivalent, per unit. Assessment: Grades will be based upon: [x] ESSAY* [ ] COMPUTATION* [ ] NONCOMPUTATIONAL PROBLEM-SOLVING* Examples: [x] SKILL DEMONSTRATION Kind: The students will dance, perform, and explain the origin and development of the dances. Students will also choreograph one or two dances on his/her own. [ ] MULTIPLE CHOICE [x] OTHER: Describe. (Examples: tests, quizzes, homework) Observation of dance recitals and participation in outside workshops. *For degree credit: At least one of the first three boxes above must be checked, and if “essay” is not checked, it must be explained why essays are an inappropriate basis for at least 25% of the grade in the course. Expanded Description of Content and Methods: Content: I. Mestizo Dances—Nature of the Dances II. Mestizo Music and Musical Instruments III. Mestizo Customs IV. Mexican Music XVI-XX Centuries V. Influences of Regional Culture on the Music and Dance VI. Typical Regional Dances A. Polka B. Gusto C. Waltz D. Chilena E. El Son Methods: 1. Lecture/discussion/demonstration 2. Audio/visual presentations 3. Dance workshops 4. Interaction with other dance groups Rev. 04/00