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Minor in Dance

Students may be admitted to the minor after completing 6 units in dance. Minors wishing to take major-level technique courses and/or perform must pass the Minor Technique Screening.
Students should consult the Dance Undergraduate advisor regarding ways by which requirements can be grouped into specialized tracks of study. For example, an introductory dance performance set might include DANC 113, DANC 115, and DANC 117; a set related to Africana Studies might include DANC 106, DANC 109, and DANC 342; a humanities track might include DANC 342, DANC 435, and DANC 442.

Requirements

20 units of which 6 must be upper division.

Technique (8 units):

Take the following course:

  • DANC 120 Improvisation (2)
    Prerequisites: Dance Majors, or Dance Minors who have completed DANC 112A, DANC 112B, or DANC 152.

Take one course from the following:

  • DANC 112A (2), 112B (2), 152 (3) (These courses must be passed with a C or better, and may only be applied once)

Take three to four units from the following courses:

  • DANC 105, DANC 106, DANC 108, DANC 109, DANC 111A, DANC 111B, DANC 113A, DANC 113B, DANC 114A, DANC 114B, DANC 115, DANC 116, DANC 117, DANC 152, DANC 154, DANC 209, DANC 214, DANC 216, DANC 217, DANC 252, DANC 254, DANC 312, DANC 314, DANC 315, DANC 316, DANC 426 (Each course may only be applied once)

Dance Studies (6 units):

Take 6 units from the following courses, three of which must be upper-division:

  • DANC 110 Viewing Dance (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course
  • DANC 200 Ballet History in Western Culture (3)
    Prerequisite: Any GE Foundation course
  • DANC 342 Global Cultures and Dance Traditions (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • DANC 373 Nonverbal Communication: Interaction of Mind and Body (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, completion of one or more Exploration course(s), and upper division standing.
  • DANC 435 Dance On Camera (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration course(s), and upper division standing. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.

    Take 6 units from the following courses:

    • DANC 101, DANC 102, DANC 103, DANC 104, DANC 105, DANC 106, DANC 107, DANC 108, DANC 109, DANC 110, DANC 113A, DANC 113B, DANC 114A, DANC 114B, DANC 115, DANC 116, DANC 117, DANC 152, DANC 154, DANC 200, DANC 209, DANC 214, DANC 216, DANC 217, DANC 252, DANC 254, DANC 312, DANC 314, DANC 315, DANC 316, DANC 342, DANC 373, DANC 380A, DANC 380B, DANC 381A, DANC 381B, DANC 426, DANC 435, DANC 445, DANC 475.

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