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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

Four units (two from Group 1 and two from Group 2), chosen from:

Group 1:

DANC 266 Ballet II

DANC 366 Advanced Ballet

DANC 356 Pointe & Variations

DANC 306 University Dancers

DANC 261 Jazz II

DANC 361 Advanced Jazz

Group 2:

DANC 238 Contact Improvisation

DANC 251 Contemporary Dance I

DANC 258 Writing from the Body: Words and Movement

DANC 265 Contemporary Dance II

DANC 301 Global Dance Forms

DANC 365 Advanced Contemporary Dance

DANC 312 Special Topics in Dance Technique

Creating Performance

Three units, chosen from:

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

One unit, chosen from:

DANC 320 Human Kinetics for Dance

DANC 322 Special Topics in Somatics

Critical Inquiry

Two units (must include one unit of History), chosen from:

DANC 330 Dance History-Theory I

DANC 340 Dance History-Theory II

DANC 350 Special Topics in Critical Inquiry

Design 

One unit, chosen from:

THTR 207 Text and Performance

THTR 305 Sound Design

THTR 307 Lighting Design

THTR 322 Costume Design

Capstone

One unit, chosen from:

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.

Six units, including:

Technique

Two units, chosen from:

DANC 238 Introduction to Contact Improvisation

DANC 251 Contemporary Dance I

DANC 257 Ballet I

DANC 258 Writing from the Body: Words and Movement

DANC 261 Jazz II

DANC 265 Contemporary Dance II

DANC 266 Ballet II

DANC 301 Global Dance Forms

DANC 306 University Dancers

DANC 312 Special Topics in Dance Technique

DANC 356 Pointe & Variations

DANC 361 Advanced Jazz

DANC 365 Advanced Contemporary Dance

DANC 366 Advanced Ballet

Creating Performance

Two units, chosen from:

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 

Two units (must include one unit of History), chosen from:

DANC 330 Dance History-Theory I

DANC 340 Dance History-Theory 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