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 Course Title:   Viewpoints I: Physical Viewpoints

 Title Abbreviation:   VIEWPOINTS I: PHYSICAL

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    140

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

This course introduces students to the exciting new training program created in NYC and used throughout the world by theatre professionals to heighten the perception of our bodies in time and space. Excellent for development of new skills and attitudes by theatre artists, athletes, dancers, musicians, choreographers, and anyone else interested in movement, space, and time. This course may be repeated once for credit.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the nine physical viewpoints and
    • Their relationship to others in space and time
    • The expressive power of the human body
    • The expressive power of the human body in motion
    • The expressive power of the human body in motion with others
  2. Use the nine viewpoints both concretely and abstractly
  3. Work with others to create coherent and expressive movement pictures
  4. Create relationships with others in space and time

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.2 Identify the strengths and limitations of different fields of study.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.
7.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of arts and creative expression in societies.

Course Contents

  1. The nine physical viewpoints
  2. How the human body moves
  3. Movement and stasis
  4. Moving in relationship to others
  5. The relationship between time and space in human movement
  6. Applying the nine viewpoints to specific movement tasks