Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 186S Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
PE 186S
Course Title:
Hip Hop II
Credit Hours:
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Continue the development of Hip Hop dance at an intermediate level with a focus on longer, more challenging phrases and performance aspects. Emphasis will be placed on the development of correct technique, strength and flexibility, musicality, and individual expression through movement. D 177B and PE 186S are equivalent and only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisites: D 177 or PE 186R or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Draw from Hip Hop dance skills to understand Hip Hop as a cultural phenomenon and how Hip Hop fits into the American culture.
2. Use learned improvisational skills in order to promote creative problem solving.
3. Create health and wellbeing via physical activity, self-expression, and group interaction.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcome Assessment Strategies will include:
· Attendance and participation
· Creative Projects
· Group or individual choreography
Other Assessment Strategies may include:
· Practical evaluation (exercises, floor work)
· Group or individual choreography
· Written exam to test knowledge of terminology and/or history
· Research paper

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

• Warm up
• Isolations
• Strengthening exercises and floor work prep
• Locking or other upper body work
• Skill development
• Longer phrases and/or choreography
• Improvisation
• Cool down/stretch
• Axial and Locomotor movements
• Ability to subdivide duple pulse, use accent, and syncopated rhythms
• Isolations
• Demonstrate different qualities of movement
• Use waving, locking, and other arm gestures specific to Hip Hop vocabulary
• Basic floor work: Six step, CC, and freezes
• €œToprock€ movements
• Improvised sequences and/or musical interpretation