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    Jun 03, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance minor

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A minor dance consists of 18 semester hours, including 6 advanced hours.

The dance minor seeks to provide, within 18 credit hours, an opportunity for students to explore the field of dance via breadth and some depth as tailored to their individual needs. Students will gain and apply artistic and intellectual knowledge in the field of dance that is relevant and applicable to each dance minor’s interdisciplinary career goal or personal enrichment aim.

First 9 hours

Remaining course work

Upon completion of the first three courses, the student may then, in consultation with the department advisor, take a horizontal or vertical path toward completing the additional 9 credit hours of the dance minor.

This structure gives the dance minor student flexibility and offers the student an opportunity to carve out his or her individual path once each of the three areas of dance studies has been sampled.

Horizontal path, 9 hours

The student may choose to take a broad-based horizontal path by enrolling in the next level of dance technique, dance historical/theoretical studies and dance creative studies.

Vertical path, 9 hours

The student may choose to take an intensive vertical path by enrolling in advanced courses or a variety of courses (i.e., more styles and idioms) along just one of the three tracks of study (dance technique studies, dance historical/theoretical studies or dance creative studies). This path allows for immersion in one focused area of study in the field of dance.

Other requirements

Students must formally apply for the dance minor via an application sheet, audition for initial placement in dance technique courses, and meet with the department advisor prior to enrolling in courses.

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