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Goals and Student Outcomes: Dance

Department Goals and Objectives

Goals are broad statements that describe what the program wants to accomplish

  1. Develop awareness of dance/movement as a reflection of culture and personal identity.
  2. Develop each individual's creative/expressive powers through movement.
  3. Develop understanding and appreciation of how bodies move physically, and in response to emotional and environmental factors.
  4. Develop observational skills and the ability to articulate and form ideas verbally and through movement.
  5. Foster a positive group dynamic through shared movement/research/production experiences and dialogue.

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes describe specific knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes students should demonstrate

  • SLO1: Students will demonstrate competent level of awareness of dance/movement as a reflection of culture and personal identity.
  • SLO2: Students display creative/expressive powers through movement.
  • SLO3: Students show ability in functional movement technique.
  • SLO4: Students demonstrate appropriate use of discipline-specific vocabulary and concepts, and the ability to link ideas and form arguments.
  • SLO5: Students demonstrate historical perspective and broaden understanding of aesthetic criteria.
  • SLO6: Students demonstrate the ability to link ideas and form arguments.
  • SLO7: Students show they can foster a positive group dynamic.
  • SLO8: Students report impact of dance/movement experience on their personal and professional lifelong path.