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Degree

The following degree is offered:

DEGREE
AA - Dance Studies

Required Program (Units)
DANCE 309    Introduction to Dance (2)
DANCE 310    Jazz Dance I (1)
DANCE 320   Ballet I (1)
DANCE 330    Modern Dance I (1)
DANCE 377    Musical Theatre Dance I (2)
DANCE 380    World Dance History (3)
DANCE 381    Pedagogy: Theory and Practice (2)
DANCE 382    Fitness Injury Prevention and Management (2) 
   or KINES 417    Fitness Injury Prevention and Management (2) (2)
DANCE 410    Dance Composition and Production I (2)
A minimum of 4 units from the following: (4)
   COMM 321   Interpersonal Communication (3)
   DANCE 351    Urban Hip Hop I (1)
   DANCE 440    Performing and Touring Group: MOSAIC Dance Company I (3)
   DANCE 495    Independent Studies in Dance (1-3)
   DANCE 498    Work Experience in Dance (1-4)
   FITNS 324    Mat Pilates (1)
   FITNS 392    Yoga (1)
   FITNS 395    Stretch (1)
   FITNS 414    Tai Chi (1)
   KINES 300    Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
   MUFHL 300    Introduction to Music (3)
   MUFHL 330    World Music (3)
   TA 350    Theory and Techniques of Acting I (3)
   TAP 340    Musical Rehearsal and Performance I (1-3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 20

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Examine the relationship between the socio-cultural, religious, political, and scientific trends throughout world history in relation to the development of dance cross-culturally. 
  • Evaluate the technical and/or artistic achievements of particular dance pioneers in several genres, as well as the contributions of marginalized populations to the advancement of dance as an artistic expressive form. 
  • Demonstrate safe and correct technical execution of dance technique, as well as knowledge of proper nutrition and injury prevention techniques for optimal wellness. 
  • Support the development of community and cultural awareness by attending and/or participating in cultural events and evaluating their relevance. 
  • Formulate a plan for implementing practical applications for the dance degree to the real world, either professionally or for transfer to university.

Updated 4/30/18

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