Argentine Tango I & II Syllabus, UVM Fall 2013
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2. Three original poems in your choice of meter and style that are at least 12 lines long on any topicwe are discussing in class. If you choose haiku or another very short style, the requirementincreases to five poems. For each poem, attach a short description of what it means to you andhow it relates to course content. (Include your name and the date at the top of the page.)
They will count for extra credit if they have artistic merit, are relevant to course content, and are honest expressions of your learning/understanding.
3. One typed essay (2 pages, double-spaced) that addresses one of the following topics or a topic of your choice that we agree on. Submit essays in 12-point Times New Roman with 1-inch margins, page numbers, and your name and the date at the top of the page.
The essay will count for extracredit if it is well organized and well written (including fine spelling, grammar, and punctuation);is relevant to course content, and is an honest expression of your learning/understanding.
What was it like to dance at a Burlington tango event? What did you learn from talkingwith dancers, from dancing, and from watching and listening? b.
Describe how something you have learnedabout tango relates to your life or your community(e.g., physically, mentally, emotionally, socially,spiritually, economically, politically). Use specificexamples.c.
What have you learned so far aboutArgentine tango or South America that hassurprised you compared to your understanding of it before this course? Please describe.
Electronic Submissions/Internet Use
Essays and poetry may be submitted in printed form or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
before class starts
no later than 1 week after the missed class or by Feb 13, whichever date comes first. Visual artshould be submitted in person on the day the assignment is due.
Weightings of Assessment ComponentsClass participation 90 %In-class test 10 %Max of 2 Portfolios extra credit to makeup for missed classesGrading Scale
A+ 97-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69 A 93-96 B 83-86 C 73-76 D 63-66 A- 90-92 B- 80-82 C- 70-72 D- 60-62
General Course Information
Course Policies/ExpectationsTo successfully participate in this course, one must be in good physical condition
that is, able towalk, do gentle torso twists, and balance for 30 seconds on one foot. One must also be willing tomove through space in close physical contact with fellow students.
When moving and dancing, in particular, students must be respectful, patient, and compassionate with each other.
Tango will comeeasily for some and more slowly for others. A supportive, encouraging, team approach to learning isessential.