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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Dance

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Bachelor of Arts in Dance (120 units)

The Bachelor of Arts in Dance allows for the pursuit of a double major.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Majors will develop competency in modern dance and ballet, enabling them to pursue careers in education, health and fitness, professional arenas, or to further their academic dance pursuits.
  • 2. Majors will gain an overview of the historical, cultural, and scientific dimensions of dance.
  • 3. Majors will explore the fundamental skills and techniques necessary for the public performance of dance.
  • 4. Majors will have practical experience in the production and technological aspects of dance.
  • 5. Majors will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the craft and aesthetic qualities of dance orally, practically, and in writing.

Requirements

Take five units from the following:

  • DANC 120 Improvisation (2)
    Prerequisites: None
  • DANC 220 Composition I (3)
    Prerequisite: DANC 120. Corequisite: DANC 131.
  • DANC 320 Composition II (3)
    Prerequisite: DANC 220.

Theory (21 units):

Take all the following courses:

  • DANC 100 Orientation to Dance (1)
    Corequisite: DANC 152 or 154.
  • DANC 131 Introduction to Music for Dance (2)
    Prerequisites: None
  • DANC 161 Placement for the Dancer (2)
    Prerequisites: Open to Dance Majors and Minors.
  • DANC 260 Functional Anatomy for the Dancer (3)
    Prerequisites: DANC 161 or consent of the instructor.
  • DANC 261 Anatomy with Clay Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites: DANC 161 or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: DANC 260 or consent of the instructor.
  • DANC 262 Pilates I (3)
    Prerequisites: DANC 260 or BIOL 208.
  • DANC 442 Traditions in Ballet and Modern Dance (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take one of the following courses:

  • DANC 470 Dance Pedagogy (3)
    Prerequisites: DANC 312, or consent of instructor.
  • DANC 475 Dance for Children (3)
    Prerequisites: DANC 120, 312, or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • DANC 491A Design for Dance Lighting (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
  • DANC 491B Design for Dance Costuming (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Performance/Crew (4 units):

Take two units from the following courses: DANC 181A, 181B, 381A, 381B, 481A, 481B

Take two units from the following courses: DANC 180A, 180B, 295, 321, 380A, 380B, 480A, 480B, 495

Technique (22 units):

Take nine units from the following courses: DANC 152, 252, 312, 412

Take nine units from the following courses: DANC 154, 254, 314, 414

Take two units from the following courses: DANC 112A, 114A, 312, 314.

Take two units from the following courses: DANC 216, 316

Four units from the following courses:

  • DANC 105, 106, 108, 116, 214, 217, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 320, 342, 360, 362, 373I, 412, 414, 416, 420, 426, 445, 470, 475, 491A, 491B, 498.

Each course may only be applied once.

General Education (3 units):

Take the following course:

  • DANC 435I Dance in Film (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements and one or more Exploration course(s), and upper division standing.
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