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INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM
Dance Studies Specialty Course Requirements

DNS 200, DNS 115, ART 101, MUS 105 and THE 281 followed by IAC 280 are prerequisite courses to be completed prior to taking upper division coursework.  These courses are marked with an asterisk (*) below.

 

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Core Courses

 

6 credits

* IAC 280 Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Learning Laboratory
   (Note: this course must be taken after successful completion of all pre-requisite
   courses in art, dance, music and theatre)

 

3 credits

 

  IAC 491 Advanced Studies in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children
  (to be taken by majors at the conclusion of their program of study)

3 credits

 

 

Dance Studies Specialty Courses

 

21 credits

* DNS 200 Traditional Ballet

3 credits

 

One of the following courses:

3 credits

 

   DNS 371   Modern Dance Technique I
   DNS 372   Modern Dance Technique II

 

 

One of the following courses:

3 credits

 

   DNS 105   Traditional Dance – Afro-Caribbean
   DNS 106   Traditional Dance – African
   DNS 200   Traditional Dance – Tap
   DNS 200   Traditional Dance – Irish
   DNS 232   African Music and Drumming
   DNS 330   African Dance (Inst. Permission)
   DNS 454   Dance Styles (Inst. Permission)

 

 

* DNS 115   Intro to Dance

3 credits

 

   DNS 483 Children’s Dance I

3 credits

 

   DNS 484 Children’s Dance II

3 credits

 

One of the following courses:

3 credits

 

   DNS 206   20th Century Dance                         DNS 302   Social Forms of Dance
   DNS 305   Kinesiology (Inst. Permission)             DNS 313   Movement for Theatre
   DNS 316   History and Development of Dance      DNS 499   Independent Study
   DNS 452   Somatics: Body/Mind Integrity                  MUS 300  Music for Dance
   PES 413    Human Development and Movement                    

 

 

 

Arts Block Courses

 

21 credits

* ART 101 Visual Art Experience

3 credits

 

   ART 417 Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level

3 credits

 

* MUS 105 Intro to Music –OR- MUS 300 Music for Dance
   (NOTE: MUS 300 may only count once in either Specialty or Arts Block)

3 credits

 

   MUS 487 Music and the Child

3 credits

 

* THE 281 Creative Drama

3 credits

 

   THE 353 Children’s Theatre

3 credits

 

   Elective: THE 365 Puppet Theatre, or ENL 482 Children’s Literature

3 credits

 

 

DANCE STUDIES SPECIALTY TOTAL

 

48 credits