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The Dance Studies Program Student Learning Outcomes foster CSUSM’s Undergraduate Learning Outcomes:

Students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from CSU San Marcos will be creative, empathetic, and engaged life-long learners who are:

  1. Knowledgeable in their field of study. Students will be able to:
    • Acquire an understanding of the entwining of lived experience, identity and dance.
    • Explain the significance of embodied learning.
    • Synthesize concepts and integrate information to manifest and produce performance work.

  2. Comprehensive and critical thinkers. Students will be able to:
    • Articulate through written reflections on dance experiences and dance scholarship.
    • Identify key concepts foundational in the field of contemporary dance.
    • Explain the significance of embodied learning.
    • Integrate theory by articulating the historical, political and cultural context of dance.

  3. Globally and culturally intelligent.  Students will be able to:
    • Practice dance through mindful and conscious approaches that embody values of inclusivity and diversity.
    • Articulate specifically the role of embodied activism by explaining new insights and strategies for social change and problem solving through dance performance and practice.

  4. Skilled communicators. Students will be able to:
    • Articulate through written and oral reflections on dance experiences and dance scholarship.
    • Acquire an understanding of the entwining of identity and dance.
    • Acquire movement skills in specific embodied techniques, including specificity of shape and line, understanding of weight through space, somatic approaches, composition and performance.
    • Cultivate healthy, safe and respectful creative risk taking.
    • Develop and demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others.
    • Explain the value of collaboration as politically and social significant

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