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Dance Major (DANC)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: Dance Studies, U435

The Dance major (B.A.) is designed to provide students with a general education in dance. Majors in Dance Studies (B.A.) are required to complete the following program.

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
required: any GFA course except DCE

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course
required: DCE 200

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: one GNS lab course and an additional GNS course with a different departmental prefix (NTR 213 recommended)

6–7

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
required for GL Marker: DCE 200
required for GN Marker: DCE 205
Students select: 2 additional courses carrying GL/GN markers

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive. DCE 505 serves as the major SI course.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive. DCE 305 serves as the major WI course.

 

III B.A. Requirements (45 semester hours)

  • DCE 117 recommended 
  • Dance History: DCE 205, 305, and 505
  • DCE 200, 217, 241, 253, 255, 340, 355
  • Theory and Practice of Dance (9 s.h.):
    • minimum 2 s.h. from modern sequence: DCE 111, 112, 212, 312, 324, 412, 424
    • minimum 2 s.h. from ballet sequence: DCE 113, 114, 214, 314, 414
    • minimum 1 s.h. from: DCE 132, 232, or 332, plus 1 s.h. DCE 216, 231, 232, 316, or 332
    • minimum 1 s.h. from: DCE 312, 324, 412, 424, 314, 414, 316, 332
    • remaining 2 s.h. may be taken from any of the above, or DCE 230 or 233
  • Students must take 10 additional DCE credits at the 300–500 level.

IV Electives

Sufficient electives to complete the 122 total semester hours required for the degree.