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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance - Minor

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The Dance Minor consists of a balance of liberal arts dance studies, production/performance experience, and immersion in a variety of dance techniques. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will possess the following competencies:

  • Fundamental knowledge of biomechanics, injury prevention, somatic awareness and of anatomy as applicable to work in dance and with other bodies.
  • An inclusive and unbiased approach to understanding multiple techniques, their historical development, and training/pedagogical approaches for realizing a variety of diverse dance styles.
  • The ability to identify and work conceptually with the elements of dance, and realize their framework and application in creative, performance, therapeutic, and educational realms.
  • Experience with differing choreographic processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the ways these shape and are shaped by pluralistic and cultural ideas and contexts.
  • An introduction to the intersections of dance with history, culture, science, art, politics, therapy, education, and technology, and how these are informed by issues of equity/power structures, and diversity.
  • The ability to develop and defend critical evaluations, collaborate and engage with multiple perspectives, self-reflect, and self-assess.

To complete the Dance Minor, students must take a minimum of 18 credits total. There is flexibility within the Electives to enable students to focus their studies according to interests and schedule.

Total combined course credit hours must equal 18.

Required Courses

Minimum of 1 Dance/Production/Performance course (DAN*Lab Dance Production or DAN 242 Dance Ensemble Performance & Repertory)

  • Credits: 1

Dance Studies/Liberal Arts Electives

Selected courses below (200 level and higher) can also be Integrated Studies (IS) choices.

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