Major in Dance

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BA with a Major in Dance (.pdf)

BA with a Major in Dance

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS
DANC 1200, Appreciation of Dance as a Comtemporary Art Form14 3

DANC 1250, Somatic Approaches to Dance 3

ENGL 1310, College Writing 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)3 3

MATH 1600, College Math with Calculus5 5

Total 17

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS
ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

Total 6

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
BIOL 2360, Applied Human Anatomy 4

DANC 2350, Improvisation and Introduction to Composition 3

DANC 2400, Modern Dance Technique Level II 3

DANC 2410, Ballet Technique Level II 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS
PHYS 1410, General Physics I 3

PHYS 1430, General Physics Lab I 1

Total 4

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
DANC 2500, Jazz Dance Technique, Level II 1

DANC 2800, Survey of Dance14 3

DANC 3050, Dance Kinesiology33 3

DANC 3400, Modern DanceTechnique Level III 3

DANC 3410, Ballet Technique Level III 3

Minor or Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
DANC 4400, Modern Dance Technique Level IV, or 4410, Ballet Technique Level IV 3

Minor or Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Minor or Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Oral Communication2 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS
DANC 1100, Stress Reduction through Movement11 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate) 3

THEA 1043, Costume I 3

CSCI1 3

Wellness11 0-3

Total 15-18

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER II HOURS
ENGL 2220, World Literature 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Total 6

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
BIOL 2370, Applied Human Physiology 4

DANC 2050, Principles and Techniques of Dance Performance33 1

DANC 2400, Modern Dance Technique Level II 3

DANC 2410, Ballet Technique Level II 3

DANC 3060, Music Analysis for Dance 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SUMMER II HOURS
PHYS 1420, General Physics II 3

PHYS 1440 General Physics Lab II 1

Total 4

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
DANC 3400, Modern Dance Technique Level III 3

DANC 3410, Ballet Technique Level III 3

DANC 3510, Principles and Theories of Dance Composition 3

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics14 3

Minor or Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Minor or Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
DANC 3230, Introduction to Movement Therapy 3

DANC 4400, Modern Dance Technique Level IV, or DANC 4410, Ballet Technique Level IV 3

DANC 4650, Senior Project 3

Minor or Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Total 12

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. See Arts and Sciences folding key (#2) after page 208 for footnotes.

Supplemental Information for BA with a Major in Dance

1. Major of 44 hours in dance, including 12 hours of dance technique specified as follows: 6 hours must come from DANC 3400 and 3410 (3 hours each), and 6 hours must come from either DANC 4400 or 4410. Students also must take DANC 1200, 1250, 2050, 2350, 2500, 2800, 3050, 3060, 3230, 3510, 4650 and THEA 1043.

2. Minor of 18 hours, of which 6 must be advanced. Consult with faculty adviser for suggested minor.

3. The following courses are recommended electives for dance majors and minors: DANC 1050, 2411, 2710, 3411, 3610, 3710, 4610, 4620; THEA 1043.

4. PHYS 1410/1430 and 1420/1440, BIOL 2360, 2370, which may be used for 16 hours of laboratory science for the Bachelor of Arts degree, are required.

5. A Placement Audition Examination is required for enrollment in DANC 2400, 2410, 2500, 2710, 3400, 3410, and 3710. This examination is held twice each academic year. Exact dates and times may be obtained from the dance office.

6. Continuing dance majors and minors enrolled in DANC 1400, 1410, 1500, 1710, 2400, 2500, 2710, 3400, 3410, and 3710 must be enrolled for two consecutive semesters within an academic year. Transfer students entering the spring semester will be evaluated individually.

7. A minimum grade of C is required for all dance courses. Transfer course work to be substituted for required dance courses must be approved by a student's academic adviser during the degree plan process.

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