Jun 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, Dance Science Option, B.A.

(120 units)

Admission into the program begins with admittance into the BA in Dance including an entrance and placement audition and fulfillment of all university entrance requirements. Additionally, students must pass BIOL 207  , BIOL 208  , and DANC 260   with a minimum GPA of 2.25 to satisfy the major specific declaration requirements. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Majors will perform a qualitative anatomical analysis of standing and dynamic alignment and key dance vocabulary, as well as provide exercises and cues for their improvement.
  2. Majors will execute and cue Pilates repertoire designed to enhance dance performance, movement coordination and physical conditioning.
  3. Majors will employ key anatomical and biomechanical principles for preventing dance injuries and promoting optimal technique when training as dancers or teaching dance technique.
  4. Majors will practice theoretical and practical scientific concepts of movement to help prepare them for pursuing further degrees or certifications in dance science or  related fields.
  5. Majors will demonstrate competency in modern dance, ballet, jazz, and hip hop, enabling them to pursue careers in dance and dance-related fields, health and fitness professions, and graduate study in dance science or related fields.
  6. Majors will describe the historical, socio-cultural, and scientific dimensions of dance.
  7. Majors will analyze and describe the craft and aesthetic qualities of dance orally, practically, and in writing.
  8. Majors will practice basic scientific principles of wellness and conditioning for the promotion of lifelong health in dance.


Pedagogy (3 units)

Take one of the following:

Crew (2 units)

Take the following:

Performance (1 unit)

Take 1 unit from the following:

Technique (14 units)

Upper Division GE Writing Intensive (3 units)

Take one of the following: