Dance Major

Course Requirement: Minimum of 12 Course Credits

  • DANCE 101 (Introduction to Dance) or DANCE 165 (Let's Dance)
  • Four courses selected from one pathway (see below)
  • One course each from the other three pathways
    • Students will notice some overlap between the pathways; students will not be allowed to count a course for more than one pathway. 12 credits in the major are a hard requirement.
  • DANCE 487S (Capstone Seminar: Research Methods and Writing in Dance Studies and Choreographic Performance)
  • DANCE 489T (Capstone: Senior Project), or DANCE 499S (Capstone Seminar: Distinction Project)
  • Equivalent of two course credits from partial or full-credit movement, see Process, Practice and Research listings

Service Requirement: 15 Hours

  • Fifteen hours total of service work are required of each student. This may be completed at any time during the four-year undergraduate experience.

Selecting an Advisor

Upon declaration of the major make an appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  An advisor will be assigned to each student. See Advisors for Major and Request Form.

Pathways

Four pathways highlight the research trajectories of the Dance Program. None of the pathways targets a specific physical style or cultural tradition; rather, these traditions interweave through all the pathways.

These pathways are:

  • Dancing Cultures
  • Being and Healing
  • Process, Practice, and Research
  • Social Issues and Social Action
Number Title Codes
DANCE 235SL Capoeira: Practice and Culture CCI, W, ALP, SS
DANCE 255 T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought CCI, CZ
DANCE 316S Postmodernism in Dance, 1950-2000 W, ALP
DANCE 318S Movement in Question: Introduction to Critical Dance Studies CCI, R, W, ALP, CZ
DANCE 325S The Black Parades: African Diaspora Parade Culture and Radical Resistance CCI, ALP, SS
DANCE 335SL West African Rootholds in Dance CCI, ALP, CZ
DANCE 336 Black Dance CCI, R, W, ALP
DANCE 356 Dance and Dance Theater of Asia CCI, ALP, CZ
DANCE 367 Dance and Religion in Asia and Africa CCI, ALP, CZ
DANCE 535S AfroFuturism ALP
DANCE 645S Black Performance Theory CCI, R, ALP
DANCE 665S Contemporary Dance History CCI, W, ALP, CZ

Courses originating outside of the Dance Program not listed here may be considered as satisfying pathways requirements at the discretion of the director of undergraduate studies and the student’s major advisor. No more than two courses originating outside of the Dance Program may count toward the pathways requirements.

Number Title Codes
DANCE 284 Ritual, Performance, and Religion CCI, ALP, CZ
DANCE 367 Dance and Religion in Asia and Africa CCI, ALP, CZ
DANCE 371 Artists in Healthcare: Collaborations and Complexities CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
DANCE 377S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach R, ALP, NS
DANCE 575S Somatics: Embodiment for the Twenty-First Century EI, R, ALP, NS

Courses originating outside of the Dance Program not listed here may be considered as satisfying pathways requirements at the discretion of the director of undergraduate studies and the student’s major advisor. No more than two courses originating outside of the Dance Program may count toward the pathways requirements.

Courses originating outside of the Dance Program not listed here may be considered as satisfying pathways requirements at the discretion of the director of undergraduate studies and the student’s major advisor. No more than two courses originating outside of the Dance Program may count toward the pathways requirements.

Courses originating outside of the Dance Program not listed here may be considered as satisfying pathways requirements at the discretion of the director of undergraduate studies and the student’s major advisor. No more than two courses originating outside of the Dance Program may count toward the pathways requirements.