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DANC Courses - Upper Division

312. Modern Technique III (2)

Prerequisites: Dance Major or Minor, and placement screening.
Intermediate/advanced skill in modern dance technique.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters. (6 hours studio)

313. Modern Dance Workshop (1-3)

Prerequisites: Dance major or minor or consent of instructor.
Exploration of the techniques of modern dance.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (2-6 hours studio).

314. Ballet Technique III (2)

Prerequisites: Dance Major or Minor, and placement screening.
Intermediate/advanced skill in ballet technique.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters. (6 hours studio)

315. Ballet Workshop (1-3)

Prerequisites: Dance major and minor or consent of instructor.
Exploration of the techniques of ballet.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (2-6 hours studio)

316. Advanced Jazz (2)

Prerequisites: DANC 216 and placement screening, or consent of instructor.
Advanced theory and practice of jazz technique.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units in different semesters. Dance majors/minors must take for letter grade. (4 hours studio)

317. Advanced Tap Technique (2)

Prerequisites: DANC 117 and DANC 217 or consent of instructor.
Advanced skills in tap technique concentrating on rhythmic complexity, heightened tempos, improvisational work, and contemporary tap styles.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units in different semesters. (4 hours studio)

319. Dance Laboratory (1-3)

Participation in dance technique projects. Consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units in different semesters. (2 hours studio per unit.)

320. Dance Composition II (3)

Prerequisite: DANC 220.
Development of theme and style in small group studies.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lecture, 4 hours studio)

321. Directed Choreography (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Independent choreographic projects finalized in a performance venue under supervision of a faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (3/4 - 2 1/4 hours studio)

342. Global Cultures and Dance Traditions (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Comparison of dance practices within diverse world cultures.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture)

350. Dance Notation I (3)

Prerequisite: DANC 131.
Theory and practice of notating movement through Labanotation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

360. Prevention and Care of Dance Injuries (3)

Prerequisite: DANC 260 or consent of instructor.
Study principles to help dancer understand, prevent and recover from common dance injuries. Assessment and development of muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, body composition/nutrition and proprioception as they relate to common injuries and improved dance performance.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lec., 2 hours lab)

362. Pilates II (2)

Prerequisites: DANC 262 or consent of instructor.
Intermediate-advanced level. Pilates-based conditioning program which employs a series of exercises designed to enhance dance performance and prevent injury, utilizing apparatus based on designs of Joseph Pilates, exercise balls, free weights and body for resistance.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours studio)

373. Nonverbal Communication: Interaction of Mind and Body (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, completion of one or more Exploration course(s), and upper division standing.
History and theories of the development of mind/body integration. Enhancement of personal and interpersonal relations through lectures, discussion, films and movement experiences. Analysis and synthesis of the interdependence of the psychological and physical processes in nonverbal communication.
Same course as ED P 373. Not open for credit to students with credit in ED P 373.

380A,B. Dance Performance (1,1)

Prerequisite: Open to Dance Majors and Minors only.
Participation as a performer and/or choreographer in Dance Department productions. Concert participation is by audition only.
A combination of 380A,B and 480A,B may be repeated to a maximum of 8 units. (3 or more hours studio)

381A. Dance Production Technical (1)

Prerequisites: Open to dance majors and minors.
Technical production participation in Dance Department sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). A combination of 381A,B and 481A,B may be repeated to a total of 8 units. (2 hours or more studio)

381B. Dance Production Technical (1)

Prerequisites: Open to dance majors and minors.
Technical production participation in Dance Department sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). A combination of 381A,B and 481A,B may be repeated to a maximum of 8 units. (2 hours or more studio)

412. Modern Technique IV (2)

Prerequisites: Dance Major or Minor, and placement screening.
Advanced skill in modern dance technique.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units in different semesters. (6 hours studio)

414. Ballet Technique IV (2)

Prerequisites: Dance Major or Minor, and placement screening.
Advanced skills in ballet technique.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units in different semesters. (6 hours studio)

416. Ballet Variations (2)

Prerequisites: DANC 254 or consent of instructor.
Interpretation and analysis of style, technique, musicality, content, and phrasing in classical and modern ballet variations.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (1 hour discussion, 2 hours studio)

420. Advanced Composition (2)

Prerequisite: DANC 320 or consent of instructor.
Approaches to the development of choreographic materials of extended structure and content.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours studio)

426. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Pointe (1)

Prerequisites: DANC 214 of consent of instructor.
Intermediate skill development in ballet pointe technique.
May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters. (2 hours studio)

435. Dance in Film (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements and one or more Exploration course(s), and upper division standing.
Examination of the relationship between dance and film; study of historical and theoretical connections placed in both aesthetic and cultural contexts.

442. Dance and Social Identity in the U.S. (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Development of dance in the American context and its socio-cultural influences and concert forms.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

445. Movement Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Open to Dance Majors and Minors only.
Study of the principles underlying movement and their application to all areas of movement study.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, 2 hours studio)

470. Dance Pedagogy (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Methods of teaching dance technique for studios, recreation departments, companies, secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Emphasis on teaching teenagers and adult beginners.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lecture, 4 hours studio)

475. Dance for Children (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Practical experience in teaching creative dance to children. Includes improvisational approaches to teaching elements of dance, exploration and practical implementation of teaching and learning theories, and incorporation of the California Visual and Arts dance standards into elementary school curriculum.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

480A,B. Dance Performance (1,1)

Prerequisite: Open to Dance Majors and Minors only.
Participation as a performer and/or choreographer in Dance Department approved University-sponsored production. Most concert participation is by audition only.
A combination of 380A,B and 480A,B may be repeated to a total of 8 units. (3 or more hours studio)

481A. Dance Production-Technical (1)

Prerequisites: Open to dance majors or minors.
Technical participation in Dance Department-sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). A combination of 381A,B and 481A,B may be repeated to a total of 8 units. (2 hours or more studio)

481B. Dance Production-Technical (1)

Prerequisites: Open to dance majors or minors.
Technical participation in Dance Department-sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). A combination of 381A,B and 481A,B may be repeated to a total of 8 units. (2 hours or more studio)

488. Organization of Dance Production (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: DANC 312.
Analysis and practice in the production elements of dance concerts. Course is coordinated with a department concert.
Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Selected Topics in Dance (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in the field of dance selected for special presentation and development.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics in different semesters or consent of department chair. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

491A. Design for Dance Lighting (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Techniques of designing lighting for dance. Practical applications include designing and executing lighting for dance for concerts in various settings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours studio)

491B. Design for Dance Costuming (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Designing and constructing costumes for dance.
(6 hours studio)

495. Repertory (1-3)

Prerequisite: Audition.
Students learn and perform works of distinguished choreographers. Leads to concert performance.
May be repeated to a maximum of 18 units provided it is with a different instructor each time. (2-6 hours studio)

498. Senior Seminar in Dance (2)

Prerequisite: Senior standing in the BFA program or consent of instructor.
Culmination of undergraduate study resulting in individual projects that vary according to artistic, intellectual, and career goals.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour seminar, 2 hours activity)

499. Directed Studies in Dance (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent projects and research of advanced nature in any area of dance.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course may be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in different semesters. (2-6 hours studio)


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