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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Dance Studies Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major


The B.S. in Dance Studies with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education is a degree with a rigorous foundation in both the arts and sciences. The program has a strong emphasis on both the “how” and “why” of dance, with a solid grounding in not only the physical, but also the cultural, historical, aesthetic, entrepreneurial, therapeutic, and theoretical functions of dance. The Dance Studies program prepares graduates for employment, graduate degrees, and/or certification programs in such areas as dance performance, choreography, dance education, production/stage management, arts administration, dance therapy, dance science/medicine, dance history, dance wellness, dance theory and research, somatic therapies, and movement analysis.

Emphasizing the development of the well-rounded dance artist living and working within a global and technological community, we are forwarding the concept of the “thinking dancer” through this program. The relatively small class sizes allow our professional faculty to work closely with each dancer, guiding them individually in their preparation and career pathway. The spirit of creative investigation, original research, and development of connections are main themes - courses stress personal creativity, individual growth, and strong dance training, within a greater context of collaboration and social awareness. The Dance Studies program will provide an excellent means of gaining in-depth knowledge of the art form and its related fields through multi-faceted training in performance, theory, wellness, interdisciplinarity, pedagogy, and current modes of research. The Dance Studies major can be easily paired with a minor or potentially another major in the student’s area of interest.

Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in Dance Studies and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.

 

Dance Studies with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Program Requirements

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

General Requirements


Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 for General Requirements.

Dance Composition/Choreography Requirements


Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 for Dance Composition/Choreography Requirements.

Technique/Studio Requirements


Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 for Technical/Studio Requirements. In addition, students must complete at least two 300-level Technique courses to graduate as a Dance Studies major. All technique courses are repeatable.

Theory Course Requirements


Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 for Theory Course Requirements.

Complete 9 credits from the following courses:

Performance/Production Course Requirements


Students cast in DAN*242 or DAN*Lab must register for at least one dance/movement technique class concurrently.

Complete a minimum of 4 credits from the following courses:

Experiential Learning Courses/Senior Capstone


Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Dance Studies with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education - Sample Program


Fall Semester Freshman Year Credits Spring Semester Freshman Year Credits
THA 001 Theatre & Dance Department Forum   0 THA 001 Theatre & Dance Department Forum   0
DAN 212 Introduction to Modern Dance   or DAN 312 Modern II Dance Technique   3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
PEQ (1) 3 DAN 308 Ballet II Technique   3
DAN 205 Ballet Barre and Conditioning   or DAN 305 Open Ballet II   1 DAN 310 Dance Theory and Improvisation   3
DAN 110 Pilates, Placement and Conditioning   2 DAN 242 Dance Ensemble Performance/Repertory  or DAN LAB Dance Production/Performance   0
ENGW 101 Exposition   3 DAN 213 Special Topics in Contemporary Dance Technique   2
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 PEQ (3) DAN.Q 130 Dance and Culture   3
FYS - PEQ (2) 3 PEQ (4) 3
Audition for DAN 242 Dance Ensemble Performance/Repertory   0    
DAN 090 New Student Spotlight   0.5    
TOTAL CREDITS 16.5 TOTAL CREDITS 17
 
Fall Semester Sophomore Year Credits Spring Semester Sophomore Year Credits
THA 001 Theatre & Dance Department Forum   0 THA 001 Theatre & Dance Department Forum   0
DAN 312 Modern II Dance Technique   3 Afro-Diasporic/Fusion Technique Elective 2
Additional Math or Science Course 3 SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3
DAN 355 The Art and Theory of Dance Pedagogy  or DAN 315 Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy   3 DAN 242 Dance Ensemble Performance/Repertory  or DAN LAB Dance Production/Performance   0
DAN 322 Choreography I - Theories of Dance Composition   3 DAN 260 Integrated Somatic Anatomy and Kinesiology   3
PEQ (5) 3 PEQ (6) 3
Afro-Diasporic/Fusion Technique Elective 2 PEQ (7) 3
    THA 150 Technical Theatre I  / THA 150L Technical Theatre I Lab , other Technical Theatre Course, or DAN Theory 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17 TOTAL CREDITS 17
 
Fall Semester Junior Year Credits Spring Semester Junior Year Credits
THA 001 Theatre & Dance Department Forum   0 THA 001 Theatre & Dance Department Forum   0
DAN 312 Modern II Dance Technique  or DAN 412 Modern III Technique and Theory   3 Additional Math or Science Course 3
DAN 355 The Art and Theory of Dance Pedagogy  or DAN 315 Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy   3 DAN 350 Dance as Art - History and Aesthetics DAN 333G Anthropology of Dance , or Technical Theatre Course 3
DAN 380 Choreography II - Advanced Theories of Dance Composition   3 DAN 242 Dance Ensemble Performance/Repertory  or DAN LAB Dance Production/Performance   0
INCH 310 Differentiated Planning and Assessment For Diverse Learners   3 DAN 213 Special Topics in Contemporary Dance Technique    2
INCH 320 Emergent Literacy and Language Development   3 PEQ (8) science with lab 4
DAN 205 Ballet Barre and Conditioning  or DAN 305 Open Ballet II   1-2 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training) 
(Can be taken any semester prior to INCH 410 and INCH 411)
0
    INCH 380 Construction of Meaning in Mathematics And Science   3
    INCH 390 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies   3
    EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop 
(Can be taken any semester prior to INCH 410 and INCH 411)
0
TOTAL CREDITS 16-17 TOTAL CREDITS 18
 
Summer A Semester Between Junior and Senior Year Credits
INCH 410 Diversity and Inclusion for Inclusive Early Childhood and Childhood Classrooms   3
INCH 411 Field Work and Practicum in Inclusive Education Settings   3
TOTAL CREDITS 6
 
Fall Semester Senior Year Credits Spring Semester Senior Year Credits
THA 001 Theatre & Dance Department Forum   0 THA 001 Theatre & Dance Department Forum   0
INCH 425 Designing and Implementing Positive Learning Communities  (two-week intensive course) 3 DAN 242 Dance Ensemble Performance/Repertory  or DAN LAB Dance Production/Performance   1
INCH 435 Assessment for Learning  (two-week intensive course) 3 Afro-Diasporic/Fusion Technique Elective 2
INCH 480 Student Teaching  (two seven-week placements) 6 INCH 490 Current Issues in Inclusive Education   3
INCH 470 Reflective Seminar on Teaching, Collaboration and Building Collaborative Partnerships   3 DAN 499 Senior Capstone Project/Comprehensive   0
    DAN 452 Senior Seminar in Dance   3
    DAN 400 Community and Collaboration in Dance   3
    IS/DEIB Designated Course 3
    CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
    DAN 308 Ballet II Technique    2
    INCH 499 Inclusive Education Portfolio Presentation   0
TOTAL CREDITS 15 TOTAL CREDITS 17
 
Note - IS course selections (3 LA courses) can include 1 from 1st major, and 2 from 2nd major, or all 3 from 2nd major, or a combination with a course outside of majors.
Note - all students must complete 60 credits of courses with the Liberal Arts designation.