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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Dance Appreciation

This course examines the aesthetics of dance using the elements of time, space, and energy. It introduces students to the origins of dance within cultural contexts. Topics include dance genres, movement vocabulary, notation symbols, and dance-production elements that choreographers use to convey their creative intent. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

Subject: DNCE
Units: 3

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course start page:
Course email: dmassey@miracosta.edu
Office: OC 5101
Office hours: By appointment
Phone: 760-757-2121 ext. 6302
Instructor notes: Attending a live dance concert, within this summer session, is a requirement for this course. Other requirements for the course include: 1) Have regular access to a computer with connection to the Internet. 2) Check email regularly. 3) There is no book for the course, but a serial number MUST be purchased from the Oceanside campus bookstore to submit all assignments and take quizzes. 3) This course is 100% online. All reading, submitting assignments, and quizzes are in the online course. Students complete all work within the course. 4) Be willing to spend over 8 hours per week on the course. Students must have a strong self-motivation for studying and learning. 5) Have moderate experience with the Web, email, attachments, downloading, etc. 6) Understand and apply appropriate Web netiquette. Although the course is online, it is not self-paced. Assignments may be completed on your own time frame during a week. However, each assignment has a due date and must be completed and submitted by the weekly due date. If you wait until the due date to submit assignments, take quizzes, etc., and have technical problems, makeup quizzes or submitting late assignments is not allowed.

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