Approved by Faculty Senate

University Studies Course Approval

Department of Physical Education and Recreation
PER Course Number: 112
Semester Hours: 1 SH
Frequency of Offering: Fall semester
Course Title: Folk and Square Dance
Catalog Description: Fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for the recreational purposes of the participant.

YES, this is an existing course previously approved by A2C2.

NO, this is not a new course proposal.

GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION:
University Studies Approval is requested under Physical Development and Wellness in the BASIC SKILLS area.

GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION FOR:
PER 100 Soccer
PER 101 Basketball
PER 102 Slow-Pitch Softball
PER 103 Racquetball
PER 104 Volleyball
PER 112 Folk & Square Dance
PER 116 Modern Dance I
PER 118 Jazz Dance I
PER 120 Ballroom Dance
PER 122 Beginning Swimming
PER 123 Swimming & Water Safety
PER 128 Ballet I
PER 134 Skiing
PER 135 Weight Training
PER 136 Tap Dance
PER 137 Fencing
PER 139 Tennis
PER 140 Bowling
PER 141 Golf
PER 142 Badminton

The general goal or intent of the 100 level courses listed above is to expose students to, and create participative interest in, movement-based learning opportunities designed to enhance physical and emotional health and wellness throughout one’s life span. Physical Education faculty concur that regardless of the specific teaching tool utilized (e.g. badminton, volleyball, racquetball, etc.) all PER 100 courses contribute to a similar set of course outcomes.

As required in 1 and 2 of the approval process, the following address the outcomes listed for physical education 100 level activity courses and document course content and learning activities relevant to the course outcomes:

Outcome #1: learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives

Through active participation in the listed PER 100 level courses, students will experience first hand how
physical wellness activities positively impact one's quality of life.

PE 100 level courses contribute to cardio-vascular fitness, flexibility,
muscular endurance and strength. These factors are known to enhance both
longevity and quality of life.

Outcome #2: make pro-active choices leading to a healthier lifestyle

Incidence of inactivity in our culture will not be reduced without
considerable lifestyle change in people of all ages. Through participation
in the various physical activities introduced in PER 100 level courses,
students will gain first hand awareness of the manner in which physical
activity can stimulate both mind and body. After having gained this insight, students may be
more inclined to set and maintain long term goals related to overall fitness and a healthier lifestyle.

Outcome #3 explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention

Research indicates that physical activity reduces the risk for several major chronic diseases. Skills and information introduced in PER 100 courses will heighten students’ awareness of the importance of developing and/or maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. When this awareness leads to increased activity as a lifestyle change, the student will reduce his/her risk for development of any diseases associated with inactivity.

Outcome #5 understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole person's relationship
to the total environment

PE 100 level courses involve the "whole person." The body is being improved physically (hands-on activities), the mind is learning and expanding (comprehension of rules and strategies, etc.), and students have opportunities to improve their social development (teamwork, cooperation, healthy competition, etc.) and appreciation of movement.

Outcome #6: utilize physical activity to reduce medical risks and provide
relaxation, socialization and balance in their lives

By nature of the physical requirements within the PER100 level courses,
students are challenged to improve their level of physical fitness.
Research indicates that one's level of fitness is associated with a
person's ability to work effectively, enjoy leisure time, be healthy,
resist disease, and cope with stress.
Each new activity based skill introduced gives the student additional
choices for a healthy and balanced leisure lifestyle.
The introduction of team games and skill related practice activities in PER
100 courses infuses a socialization aspect.

Outcome # 8 Enhance creative use of leisure time

The development and creative expression of an active leisure lifestyle is partially dependent upon building a repertoire of leisure activity skills. Through skills practice and other instructional strategies, students enrolled in PER 100 courses gain new participatory skills and knowledge of leisure resources. This, in turn, enhances the students’ repertoire of leisure skills which may ultimately lead to more creative use of leisure time.

 

Outcome #9: develop skills consistent with efficient levels of human movement

With practice, basic skills introduced in physical education activity
courses may be taken to a higher level of physical achievement. As skill
related competencies become enhanced, participation typically becomes more
intrinsically rewarding. Individuals who are intrinsically motivated to
participate in healthy movement based activities are likely to continue
this pattern on a regular basis. Regular and consistent participation in a physical activity
leads to more efficient levels of human movement.

This is a 1 credit University Studies course that satisfies the "Physical Development and Wellness" component of the student’s Basic Skills program. Designated University Studies outcomes for this course are listed below

Outcome #1 Learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives.
Outcome #2 Make proactive choices leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Outcome #3 Explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention.
Outcome #5 Understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole person’s relationship to the total environment.
Outcome #6 Utilize physical activity to reduce medical risks and provide relaxation, socialization and balance in their lives.
Outcome #8 Enhance creative use of leisure time.
Outcome #9 Develop skills consistent with efficient levels of human movement.

COURSE SYLLABUS
College of Education
Department of Physical Education and Recreation

A.  Course Description


    1.      Catalog Description
              Fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for the recreational
              purposes of the participant.

     2.      Statement of the Major Focus and Objectives of the Course

    1. To understand and be able to execute standardized square dance skills. (Outcomes #1,2,9)
    2. To understand and be able to execute basic folk dance skills. (Outcomes #1,2,9)
    3. To understand and be able to use basic square and folk dance terminology. (Outcome #5)
    4. To understand and be able to follow basic square and folk dance rhythms. (Outcome #5)
    5. To enjoy square and folk dance as lifetime leisure activities. (Outcomes #6,8)

     3.     Course Outline of Major Topics

              1.   Folk Dance & Square
                    A.   Steps covered; grapevine, two-step, schottische/polka, step-hop, waltz
                          (Outcome #1,6,8,9)

 

          B.   Basic formations covered; single/double circle, square set, groups and
                 lines,   progressive circle
                 (Outcome #1,6,8,9)

         C.    Positions covered; Closed, open, one-hand facing, two-hand facing,
                 varsouvienne, butterfly
                (Outcome #1,6,8,9)

                   D.     Specific skills for square dance; do-sa-do, swing, promenade,
                           allemande left, right and left grand, ladies chain, grand chain, right
                           & left thru, star promenade, do paso, all around, see saw, box the
                           gnat, roll away, allemande thar star, weave the ring, California twirl,
                           dive thru, split the ring, rip'n snort, grand square, U turn back, cross
                           trail, ladies 3/4 chain, wheel around, single file turn back, square
                           thru 1/2-3/4, right & left grand turn back, star thru, alamo style, slip
                           the clutch, couples backtrack
                           (Outcome #1,8,10)

4.   Basic Instructional Plan and Teaching Methods

          This is an activity based course emphasizing basic skills for recreational
          folk and square dance. Students will attend one Park Rec. Squares
          evening and one Winona Folk Dancers evening as an additional learning
          experience. (Outcome #6,7,8,9)

5. Course Requirements and Evaluation

    1. Practical Exams - 4 per semester Written Exams - 2 per semester
    2. (Outcome #

    3. Article Review - 2 per semester (Outcome #3)
    4. Video Review - 2 per semester (Outcome #3

         4. Attendance - no more than 1 absence (Outcome #1

               5. Outside Observation - 2 per semester (Outcome #6)

6. Textbook or Alternative

None Required

7. List of References and Bibliography

     "Dance A While", Handbook for Folk, Square, Contra, and Social Dance
      Macmillan College Pub. Co. - Seventh Ed. 1994