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Division of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Dance
Course Number: IS 326B-02
3 Credit Hours/ Winter 2015
Course Title: Travel Seminar
Location: LA 218
Thursdays / 12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Class Meetings: 1/22, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26
& 4/2
New York City (2/27/15 3/7/15)
Susan Panek
phone: (313) 927-1568
office: LA 203
Jonathon Cash
phone: (313) 927-1838
office: LA 203
Michelle Cade

phone: (313) 927-1485

office: MC 125

COURSE DESCRIPTION: IS 326B Travel Seminar is an interdisciplinary course that will be

team-taught by two faculty members from the department of dance. Course content and
travel activities have been specifically designed for the majors/minors of the Division of
Visual & Performing Arts to examine the urban area of New York City from multiple
perspectives. The travel aspect of the seminar will allow for experiential learning to include
participation in classes at various studios downtown and/or with specific companies. Students
will attend concerts, museums, galleries and performances which will all be compared and
contrasted to the Arts in Detroit. Discussion and critical thinking exercises will address the
impact that a particular urban area has on the Artists potential career development,
possibilities for Civic Engagement, economic stability, etc.
- The student will be able to identify the various art forms that currently exist in the Detroit
metropolitan area.
-The student will be able to acquire an appreciation for distinctions between Detroit and a
different US urban center.
- The student will be able to experience pre-professional dance classes in New York City.
- The student will be able to increase awareness of the arts in New York City by attending
museums, galleries and performances.
- The student will be able to discuss the culture and/or cultural groups of various urban areas.
- The student will be able to compare and contrast the arts with relation to potential careers
in different urban areas.
- The student will be able to recognize and distinguish numerous civic engagement projects
initiated and implemented by arts activists.
- The student will be able to create a portfolio or web-based journal for the exploration of the
experiences, findings, and opportunities, which will serve as a summary and support of
-The student will be able to travel effectively and competently.

COURSE RESOURCES: Required Textbook(s) and/or readings: None.

Readings, articles and/or videos will be provided, assigned or put on reserve in the
Marygrove College library.
- Students are required to attend three class sessions prior to the travel experience.
- Students are required to take five dance classes (of your choice) while in New York.
- Students are required to attend one museum or art gallery in Detroit prior to the trip and
three with the group during the travel period.
- Students are required to attend two live theatre performances (these musical productions
have been specifically chosen and pre-arranged).
-Students are required to create a portfolio or journal of the experiential learning, readings,
assignments, etc. which should serve as a concise summary of the course content and actual
travel seminar.
-Students will be required to meet one time post-travel period for the purpose of reflection,
discussion, feedback, etc.
EVALUATION: In determining your final grade, the following will be considered.
Requirements During Travel

50% (stated above)

DISABILITY STATEMENT: Marygrove College maintains a supportive academic

environment for students with disabilities. To ensure equal access to all educational
programs, activities and services, students with disabilities should notify the College, provide
documentation, and request reasonable accommodations. If you require academic
accommodations in this course, you must contact Disability Support Services by email to establish an accommodations plan with the Coordinator. Revised:


See attached.

Revised: 1/9/15

Academic Honesty
Marygrove is dedicated to maintaining and promoting academic excellence. The faculty and administration expect Marygrove students will conduct themselves with honor in their
academic coursework and with responsible personal behavior in the classroom. Marygrove College will not tolerate academic dishonesty; all students are held accountable for any
form of academic misconduct. Academic dishonesty includes plagiarizing the work of others, cheating on examinations or assignments, and falsifying data or records.
Policy on Academic Dishonesty
For the purposes of identifying academic dishonesty the following definitions apply:
Plagiarizing Derived from the Latin word plagiarius (kidnapper), to plagiarize means to commit literary theft and to present as new and original an idea or product derived
from an existing source (Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary [11th ed.; 2003; print]). Plagiarism involves two kinds of wrongs. Using another persons ideas, information, or
expressions without acknowledging that persons work constitutes intellectual theft. Passing off another persons ideas, information, or expressions as your own to get a better
grade or gain some other advantage constitutes fraud. --MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: MLA, 2009. Print.
Plagiarism is a term that covers a number of serious academic offenses including:

Claiming authorship of a partial or complete assignment that someone else has written

Failing to cite the words, ideas, or images of a source used within an assignment

Failing to indicate quotations from another person

Patch writing: integrating words or sentences from a source into ones own prose without appropriate indications such as quotation marks and citations ascribing

Downloading material from the Internet and pasting it into an assignment as if it were original work

Procuring a paper from an on-line service or an individual and submitting it as ones own

Misrepresenting in any way the extent of ones use of others ideas, words, or images.
Cheating Academic cheating is closely related to plagiarism. Cheating includes copying from another students examination or assignment, submitting work of another student
as ones own, submitting the same work in more than one course without the approval of the instructors, and intentionally violating the rules governing a course and the institution
for ones own benefit.
Falsifying Data or Records Submitting false information or making untrue statements on official College documents, or forging signatures on academic forms, is expressly
Consequences of Academic Dishonesty
Depending on the extent and severity, when academic dishonesty is discovered one or more of the following penalties may be imposed. The student may:

lose all credit for the assignment in question

be placed on academic probation for one term

fail the course

be dismissed from the College.

Academic Dishonesty Process
1. The faculty member will make a copy of all evidence of academic dishonesty and will impose an appropriate penalty based upon the policies in the course syllabus for
the specific type of offense.
2. The faculty member will contact the student to discuss the situation.
3. The faculty member will then submit the Notification of Academic Dishonesty form to the Divisional Dean and the students academic advisor with evidence attached
and notice of the penalty imposed, with notation of confidential.
4. The student will be given the opportunity to review the form, the evidence, and the penalty, either in the faculty members company or in the Deans office. Copies of this
form remain on file in the offices of the Dean and the Vice-President for Academic Affairs for a period of seven years. Failure of the student to sign the form in no way
invalidates the action taken.
5. The Dean will schedule a conference with the student and faculty member if the faculty member requests it. The Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment
Management or his/her designee will be present as an objective observer at all such conferences.
Repeat Offenses of Academic Dishonesty
If the Dean or Vice-President for Academic Affairs receives a second notification of academic dishonesty for the same student, the Dean will schedule a consultation
with the student involved and current course instructor(s). The Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management or his/her designee will be present as
objective observers at all such meetings.


At this meeting the faculty member(s) will present the evidence. If academic dishonesty is found by the Dean not to be evident, no further action will occur. If the Dean
determines that evidence of a repeated instance of academic dishonesty has been presented, the student will receive a failing grade in the course.
The Dean will place written notice of the academic misconduct in the students permanent record, and will present the evidence to the Academic Review Board, which
will then impose one of the following penalties.
The student will be:
a) placed on academic probation for one term, or
b) suspended for one term, or
c) dismissed from the College.

The student has the right to request an appeal at any stage of these processes through the academic appeal procedure described in the Appeal/Review Procedures in this
Revised 2010