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Major & Minor Requirements
Dance Major

The Dance Major

Note: Note: A grade of C- or better is required in all coursework comprising the major.

12 units, including

Technique 4 units (Two from Group 1 and two from Group 2)

Group 1:
DANC 266 Ballet II
DANC 366 Advanced Ballet
DANC 356 Pointe & Variations
DANC 263 Modern II
DANC 363 Advanced Modern
DANC 306 University Dancers
DANC 261 Jazz II
DANC 361 Adv. Jazz

Group 2:
DANC 218 Capoeira Angola
DANC 238 Contact Improvisation
DANC 251 Contemporary Dance I
DANC 265 Contemporary Dance II
DANC 301 Global Dance Forms
DANC 302 Non-Traditional Partnering
DANC 365 Advanced Contemporary Dance
DANC 312 Special Topics in Dance Technique

Creating Performance 3 units

Required:
DANC 248 Movement Improvisation
DANC 255 Choreography I

Plus one:
DANC 319 Collaborative Arts Lab: Dance, Humanities & Technology
DANC 335 Choreography II
DANC 315 Independent Study

Somatic Studies 1 unit
DANC 320 Human Kinetics for Dance
DANC 322 Special Topics in Somatics

Critical Inquiry 2 units (must include 1 unit of History)
DANC 330 Dance History I
DANC 340 Dance History II
DANC 350 Special Topics in Critical Inquiry

Design 1 unit
THTR 205 Production Studies I
THTR 305 Sound Design
THTR 307 Lighting Design
THTR 322 Advanced Costume Design

Capstone 1 unit
DANC 407 Senior Thesis - Capstone

Dance Minor

The Dance Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.7). Upper-level courses are taught on a rotating basis.

6 units, including

Technique 2 units
DANC 218 Capoeira Angola
DANC 251 Contemporary Dance
DANC 257 Ballet I
DANC 261 Jazz II
DANC 263 Modern II
DANC 265 Contemporary Dance II
DANC 266 Ballet II
DANC 301 Global Dance Forms
DANC 302 Non-Traditional Partnering
DANC 306 University Dancers
DANC 312 Special Topics in Dance Technique
DANC 356 Pointe & Variations
DANC 361 Advanced Jazz
DANC 363 Advanced Modern
DANC 365 Advanced Contemporary Dance
DANC 366 Advanced Ballet

Creating Performance 2 units
DANC 248 Introduction to Movement Improvisation
DANC 255 Choreography I
DANC 335 Choreography II
DANC 319 Collaborative Arts Lab: Dance, Humanities & Technology
DANC 315 Independent Study

Critical Inquiry - Somatic Studies - Design 2 units
Must include at least 1 unit of history
DANC 330 Dance History I
DANC 340 Dance History II
DANC 320 Human Kinetics for Dance
DANC 322 Special Topics in Somatics
DANC 350 Special Topics in Critical Inquiry
THTR 203 Introduction to Lighting and Sound
THTR 206 Introduction to Costume