Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Dance (7900)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Dance with Business Cognate (C90002BA)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Year 1

Fall
7900:103 Orientation for Dance0
7900:115 Dance As An Art Form2
3300:111 English Composition I3
7915:111 T: World Dance1
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
Elective:7910:Dance Organizations1
Elective:7900:7920 Ballet Technique2
Elective:7900:7920 Modern Technique2
Elective:7915:101-104 Dance Somatic1
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7900:224 Ballet III3
3300:112 English Composition II3
7915:403 ST: Dance Somatic1
7910:201 Freshman Jury & Interview0
7760:133 Nutrition Fundamentals3
Mathematics:Any3
Elective:7910:Dance Organizations1
Elective:7900:7920 Modern Technique2
Elective:7915:101-104 Dance Somatic1
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
7900:225 Ballet IV3
7900:219 Modern III2
3100:200 Human Anat & Physiology I3
3100:201 Human Anat & Phys Lab I1
7920:361 Learning Theory for Dance2
7910:111 Touring Ensemble1
7920:316 Choreography I2
Oral Communication:Any3
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7900:225 Ballet IV3
7900:220 Modern IV2
7920:433 Dance History: 20th Century2
7920:362 Inst Strategies for Dance2
7910:111 Touring Ensemble1
7920:317 Choreography II2
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
3250:200 Principles of Microeconomics3
7900:225 Ballet IV3
7900:130 Jazz Dance I2
7920:116 Physical Analysis for Dance I2
7920:432 History of Ballet2
7910:112 Dance Production Ensemble1
7920:274 Digital Technology for Dance3
Elective:Business Cognate Course3
Min Credit Total 19
Spring
7900:144 Tap Dance I2
7900:230 Jazz Dance II2
7920:117 Physical Analysis for Dnce II2
7920:320 Movement Fundamentals2
3600:101 Introduction to Philosophy3
7900:225 Ballet IV3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
7920:228 Modern V3
7920:471 Senior Seminar1
7920:445 Dance Philosophy & Criticism3
7920:333 Partnering2
7920:122 Ballet V4
Elective:Business Cognate Course3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:7910:Dance Organizations1
Min Credit Total 19
Spring
7900:145 Tap Dance II2
7920:122 Ballet V4
7900:150 Ballroom Dance I1
Elective:Business Cognate Course3
Humanities:Any Set3
Natural Science:Not in Biology4
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Placement in the Dance Program is by audition only. Based on the audition the student is placed at the level of technique the faculty feels will ensure progress. To be admitted to the BA degree program in Dance in the School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration, students must work for one year of study as a probationary dance major, demonstrate acceptable work habits, pass the Freshman Jury and Interview to gain admittance to the college and status as a BA in Dance major.
7920:321 Rhythmic Fundamentals may be substituted for 7920:320 Movement Fundamentals.
Dance majors may not use Dance courses to fulfill the Physical Education/Wellness requirement. The Dance Program requires 7760:133, Nutrition Fundamentals (3 credits) to complete the Physical Education/Wellness requirement and to serve as a prerequisite for 7920:116, Physical Analysis I for Dance.
Business Cognate or Minor: Complete a minimum of 9 credits from on of the following business minors in this recommended order: Entrepreneurship, Business Administration for Non-Business majors, Pre MBA Minor for Non-Business majors, Sales Management, or Consumer Marketing, All 9 credits must come from one area or complete the requirements for one of minors listed above. The minor will be posted on your transcript upon graduation. You must complete a minor application form at the same time you apply to graduate for the minor to be displayed.
All students are required to be enrolled in a dance technique class each semester until they satisfy their technique requirements and must complete two semesters of Ballet V.
Participation in Dance Organization is by audition and optional for each semester of study. A student receives fee remission for 7910:1__ Dance Organizations (performance courses). There are many different areas in which to receive credit for Dance Org. 7910:111 Touring Ensemble is required. A student must earn a minimum of 4 credits towards completion of the BA degree. No more than 12 hours of Dance Org will count toward the minimum of 128 hours required for graduation. Opportunities to enroll are offered each semester by audition only.
Six credits of Social Science courses are required. Introduction to Psychology, 3750:100, is required and is a prerequisite for 7920:361, Learning Theory for Dance. Principles of Microeconomics, 3250:200, is a prerequisite for 6600:300, Marketing Principles which can be required for the Business Cognate.
To complete the Humanities and Western Tradition general education requirement, students must complete 3400:210, Humanities in the Western Tradition I, or 3400:221, Humanities in the World Since 1300, and an additional six credits. 3600:101, Intro to Philosophy, is required and is a prerequisite for 7920:445, Dance Philosophy & Criticism. Dance majors may not use Viewing Dance, 7900:200, as an option in the Fine Arts set.
Eight credits of Natural Science are required. 3100:200/201, Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab are required and is a prerequisite for 7920:116, Physical Analysis I. College Algebra, 3450:145 is recommended to support Business coursework.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 05-07-2013