Performing Arts (3) Introduction to music, dance, and theatre. Orientation to the aesthetics, theory, and practice of professional performance.
INART 005 Performing Arts (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
INART 005 is not an "art appreciation" course in any traditional sense of the term. Rather, it is focused on the act of experience and the encouragement of critical thinking about those experiences. No effort is made to encourage students to "like" or "dislike" the things that they see and hear or to encourage them to accept the view that some experiences are more or less valuable than others. The idea, simply, is to have informed experiences in the performing arts and think about them in a critical context. Although INART 005 is designed for potentially large enrollments, students relate to the instructor on a one-to-one basis through e-mail and interact with other students using an on-line bulletin board. Writing, criticism, and analytical thinking are required. Grading in INART 005 is determined by attendance, participation in discussions, and a mid-semester and final examination. Fifty percent of the semester grade will be determined by the extent and quality of participation in weekly discussions. Thirty percent of the semester grade will be determined by the mid-semester and final examination (15% each). The final 20% of the semester grade will be based on attendance.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.