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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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DANC 271 - Physics of Inclusive Dance


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-B1, GE-B3; Diversity
Physics of Inclusive Dance is a lower division GE course cross-listed in DANC, KIN, and PHYS that satisfies B1, B3, and Diversity Overlay requirements. In this course, students learn basic physics and biomechanics concepts and apply these concepts to inclusive dance through the study of diverse dance styles.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid, or Online Asynchronous or Online Synchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice)
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-B1 - Lower Division Physical Science, GE-B3 - Lower Division Laboratory Activity; Overlay - Diversity
Cross-listed: KIN 271 and PHYS 271
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Students will be able to identify and describe the main components of diverse dance styles.

2. Students will be able to define basic physics concepts (e.g. force, torque, momentum, pressure).

3. Students will be able to perform inclusive dance movements and explain the physical concepts behind how the movement occurs.

4. Students will be able to apply concepts of physics to their own dance movements and the movements of others.

5. Students will be able to create an inclusive dance sequence highlighting the presence of one or more physical concepts.

B1. Physical Science Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the physical sciences;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method; and
  3. describe the potential limits of scientific endeavors, including the accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry.
B3. Laboratory Activity Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply their knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the physical and sciences through laboratory activities;
  2. apply their understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method in a laboratory setting; and
  3. demonstrate accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry, while completing laboratory activities.
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
  4. recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.



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