DANS3016 - Dance History


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
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 pages
Working out an individual topic/research question for an open written assignment.

Learning outcome

The course enables the studente to
- take a standing on dance historical syntheses and analyses as well as relevant
methodological problems
- 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 his/her methodological
approach to 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 Studies (MDANS)

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 2020

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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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