College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Dance Minor

Dance Minor: 23 units

Offered by: College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, Theatre and New Dance Department

The mission of the Dance minor is to provide quality dance courses and experiences for the general student population, with an emphasis on common humanistic threads of art and expression found across cultures. “New Dance” refers to a student-centered approach to the study of the way art functions in society on a personal, local, national, and global level. “Dance” is defined to include human movement and aesthetic expression, movement based interdisciplinary work, and western and non-western cultural forms. The Dance Minor validates the cultural experience and world view of a broad cross-section of perspectives.

Minor Required Core: 3 units

  • DAN 2020 - World Dance and Cultures (3)

Minor Electives: 20 units

Select 6 units of technique courses from the following list:

  • DAN 2700A - Hip-Hop Dance Activity (2)
  • DAN 2710A - Lyrical Jazz Dance Activity (2)
  • DAN 2730A - Modern Contemporary Dance A Activity (2)
  • DAN 2740A - Modern Contemporary Dance B Activity (2)
  • DAN 2760A - Contemporary Ballet A Activity (2)
  • DAN 2790A - Intermediate Contemporary Dance Techniques Activity (2)
  • DAN 2900A - Cultural Performance Series Activity (1)

Select 2 units from the following list:

  • DAN 2940A - Dance Production Activity (1)
  • DAN 2950A - Site-Specific Performance Event Activity (1)
  • DAN 2960A - New Dance Creative Projects/Community Engagement Activity (1)

Select 12 units of upper division courses from the following list:

  • DAN 3200 - Dance Improvisation (3)
  • DAN 3400 - Dance Theatre (3)
  • DAN 3600 - Performance Ensemble (2) and
  • DAN 3600L - Performance Ensemble Laboratory (1)
  • DAN 4300 - Choreography (3)
  • DAN 4460 - History of Dance and Its Artistic and Cultural Influences (3) or
  • DAN 4490 - Dance in Contemporary Culture (3)

 

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