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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 3 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 four units from the following courses:

  • DANC 111A or 111B, DANC 112A or 112B, DANC 152, DANC 252, DANC 254 (each course must be passed with a "B" or better, and may only be applied once)

Take two units from the following courses:

  • DANC 105, DANC 106, DANC 108, DANC 109, DANC 113A, DANC 113B, DANC 114A, DANC 114B, DANC 115, DANC 116, DANC 117, DANC 152, DANC 154, DANC 214, DANC 216, DANC 217, DANC 252, DANC 254, DANC 312, DANC 314, DANC 315, DANC 316, DANC 317, 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. 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.
  • DANC 442 Dance and Social Identity in the U.S. (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements. 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 105, DANC 106, 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 214, DANC 216, DANC 217, DANC 252, DANC 254, DANC 312, DANC 314, DANC 315, DANC 316, DANC 317, DANC 342, DANC 373, DANC 380A, DANC 380B, DANC 381A, DANC 381B, DANC 416, DANC 426, DANC 435, DANC 442, DANC 445, DANC 475.

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