DANS3016 - Dance History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Students will be given theoretical and methodological tools to study historography and historic traces of dance. During the course, the student will engage in:Reading, contemplating and acquiring the common pensum literature of 600 pages. Additionally, the student will choose an individual pensum literature of 600 pagesWorking out an individual topic/research question for an open written assignment.

Learning outcome


Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:

  • document knowledge of a limited topic of dance history or complex of problems in its context of dance studies
  • delimit a formulation of an overall problem, account for their methodological
  • take a standing on dance historical syntheses and analyses as well as relevant methodological problems


Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:

  • approach the topic and communicate the content in a clear verbal form
  • demonstrate independent competence to treat the topic on a level that reflects an understanding of central scenic or cultural problems in dance studies

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, workshops carrying through series of practical tasks in groups under supervision, supervised writing. Pensum consists of 600 common pages, and 600 pages chosen by each individual student.

Further on evaluation

An individual long paper of 15-20 standard pages (ca 5000 words) based on a pensum of 1200 pages.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage (MACHOREO)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to Nordic Master in Dance Studies (No-Ma-DS)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Dance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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