May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, Dance Science Option, B.A.

(120 units)

This degree is approved for distance education by the WSCUC

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 complete the GE Foundation requirements, pass PSY 100  with a “C” or better, and pass BIOL 207 , BIOL 208 , and DANC 260  with a “C” or better and a minimum GPA of 2.25 to declare the Dance Science option. Transfer students must complete the following Major Preparation Courses with a minimum GPA of 2.00 and a grade of “C” or better: BIOL 207 , BIOL 208 , and PSY 100 .


Program Learning Outcomes

1. Perform an anatomical analysis of static and dynamic alignment in dance-movement vocabularies and provide exercises & cues for their improvement.

2. Employ key anatomical & biomechanical principles for preventing dance-movement injuries & promoting optimal technique when training as performers or teaching dance-movement techniques.

3. Identify, apply, and analyze basic scientific principles of wellness & conditioning for the promotion of lifelong health in dance-movement techniques.

4. Demonstrate competency in one or more dance-movement lexicons and dancemaking strategies.

5. Describe and analyze the historical, socio-cultural, and aesthetic dimensions of various dance forms.


Orientation (2 units)

Take 2 units from one of the following:

Science Core (20 units)

Take all of the following:

Pedagogy (3 units)

Take one of 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: