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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BA/BS Dance

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BA Dance
Degree completion = 120 credits

Required General Education
DANC 120W: Introduction to Dance (3)
THEA 101: Acting for Everyone (3)

Major Common Core
DANC 128 Contemporary Dance I (2)
DANC 225 Worlds of Dance (3)
DANC 226 Ballet II (2)
DANC 228 Contemporary Dance II (2)
DANC 320 Dance Somatics (2)
DANC 321 Dance Composition I (2)
DANC 322 Dance Improvisation (2)
DANC 421 Dance Composition II (2)
DANC 427 Topics in Dance (3)
DANC 429 Senior Dance Project (1)
DANC 484 Dance History (3)
THEA 262 Dance Production: Costumes (1)
THEA 272 Dance Production: Lighting (1)
THEA 276 Dance Production: Sound (1)
(Choose 3 Credits, or 3 times.)
DANC 428 Dance Repertory (1)

Major Restricted Electives
(Choose 3 credits from 2 areas.)
THEA 102 Theatre Activity: Acting (1-2)
THEA 103 Theatre Activity: Management (1-2)
THEA 104 Theatre Activity: Dance Captain (1-2)
THEA 105 Theatre Activity: Stagecraft (1-2)
THEA 107 Theatre Activity: Costume (1-2)
THEA 108 Theatre Activity: Lighting (1-2)
THEA 109 Theatre Activity: Sound (1-2)

Major Unrestricted Electives
Choose 14 credits of Dance not from Common Core.

Other Graduation Requirements
Language (8 credits)

 

BS Dance
Degree completion = 120 credits

Required General Education
DANC 120W Introduction to Dance (3)
THEA 101 Acting for Everyone (3)

Major Common Core
DANC 128 Contemporary Dance I (2)
DANC 225 Worlds of Dance (3)
DANC 226 Ballet II (2)
DANC 228 Contemporary Dance II (2)
DANC 320 Dance Somatics (2)
DANC 321 Dance Composition I (2)
DANC 322 Dance Improvisation (2)
DANC 421 Dance Composition II (2)
DANC 427 Topics in Dance (3)
DANC 429 Senior Dance Project (1)
DANC 484W Dance History (3)
THEA 262 Dance Production: Costumes (1)
THEA 272 Dance Production: Lighting (1)
THEA 276 Dance Production: Sound (1)
(Choose 3 credits, or 3 times.)
DANC 428 Dance Repertory (1)

Major Restricted Electives
(Choose 3 credits from 2 areas.)
THEA 102 Theatre Activity: Acting (1-2)
THEA 103 Theatre Activity: Management (1-2)
THEA 104 Theatre Activity: Dance Captain (1-2)
THEA 105 Theatre Activity: Stagecraft (1-2)
THEA 107 Theatre Activity: Costume (1-2)
THEA 108 Theatre Activity: Lighting (1-2)
THEA 109 Theatre Activity: Sound (1-2)

Major Unrestricted Electives
(Choose 11 credits of Dance not in Common Core.)

Major Emphasis: Dance Therapy
(Pre-Professional)
Must complete a Psychology Minor (18 credits).

Major Emphasis: Private Studio Teaching
Must complete a Marketing Minor for Non-COB (21 credits).
Must also take DANC 324 (3 credits) as part of 11 credits of Unrestricted Electives.

 

 

BS Pre-Professional Dance Therapy

Required General Education

DANC 120W Introduction to Dance (3)
DANC 225 Worlds of Dance (3)
THEA 101 Acting for Everyone (3)
(Choose 3 credits/one or the other)
ART 160 Introduction to Visual Culture (3)
ART 261 Art History Survey II (3)

Major Common Core
THEA 10X Theatre Activites (3 times in 2 areas—acting, management, stagecraft, costume, lighting, sound)
DANC 128 Beginning Modern Dance (2)
DANC 226 Intermediate Ballet (2)
DANC 228 Intermediate Modern Dance (2)
DANC 320 Dance Somatics (2)
DANC 321 Dance Composition I (2)
DANC 322 Dance Improvisation (2)
DANC 421 Dance Composition II (2)
DANC 427 Topics of Dance (3)
DANC 428 Dance Repertory (1) [1 credit, 3 times]
DANC 429 Senior Dance Project (1)
DANC 484W Dance History (3)
THEA 262 Dance Production: Costumes (1)
THEA 272 Dance production: Lighting (1)
THEA 276 Dance Production: Sound (1)

Major Unrestricted Electives
DANC 123 Beginning Jazz Dance (2)
DANC 125 Afro-Caribbean Dance Forms (2)
DANC 126 Beginning Ballet (2)
DANC 127 Beginning Tap Dance (2)
DANC 129 Dance Activities (1-2)
DANC 223 Intermediate Jazz Dance (2)
DANC 227 Intermediate Tap Dance (2)
DANC 323 Advanced Jazz Dance (2)
DANC 324 Methods and Materials for Teaching Dance (3)
DANC 326 Advanced Ballet (2)
DANC 327 Advanced Tap Dance (2)
DANC 328 Advanced Modern (2)
DANC 424 Dance Pedagogy (3)

MINOR: Psychology (21 cr.)

Required for Minor (General Education)
PSCY 101 Introduction to Psychology (4)

Choose 17 Credits of Electives, including at least 8 credits at the 400 Level
(highly recommended are courses in Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychology, Aging and those that focus on cultural differences.

PSYC Elective
PSYC Elective
PSYC Elective
PSYC 400 Level Elective
PSYC 400 Level Elective
PSYC 400 Level Elective

 

BS Private Studio Teaching

Required General Education

DANC 120W Introduction to Dance (3)
DANC 225 Worlds of Dance (3)
THEA 101 Acting for Everyone (3)
(Choose 3 credits/one or the other)
ART 160 Introduction to Visual Culture (3)
ART 261 Art History Survey II (3)

Major Common Core
THEA 10X Theatre Activites (3 times in 2 areas—acting, management, stagecraft, costume, lighting, sound)
DANC 128 Beginning Modern Dance (2)
DANC 226 Intermediate Ballet (2)
DANC 228 Intermediate Modern Dance (2)
DANC 320 Dance Somatics (2)
DANC 321 Dance Composition I (2)
DANC 322 Dance Improvisation (2)
DANC 421 Dance Composition II (2)
DANC 427 Topics of Dance (3)
DANC 428 Dance Repertory (1) [1 credit, 3 times]
DANC 429 Senior Dance Project (1)
DANC 484W Dance History (3)
THEA 262 Dance Production: Costumes (1)
THEA 272 Dance production: Lighting (1)
THEA 276 Dance Production: Sound (1)

Major Unrestricted Electives
DANC 123 Beginning Jazz Dance (2)
DANC 125 Afro-Caribbean Dance Forms (2)
DANC 126 Beginning Ballet (2)
DANC 127 Beginning Tap Dance (2)
DANC 129 Dance Activities (1-2)
DANC 223 Intermediate Jazz Dance (2)
DANC 227 Intermediate Tap Dance (2)
DANC 323 Advanced Jazz Dance (2)
DANC 324 Methods and Materials for Teaching Dance (3)
DANC 326 Advanced Ballet (2)
DANC 327 Advanced Tap Dance (2)
DANC 328 Advanced Modern (2)
DANC 424 Dance Pedagogy (3)

MINOR: Marketing

Required Courses for Non-COB Majors (Choose 9 credits)

MRKT 100 Global Business Concepts (3)
MRKT 300 Principles of Marketing (3)
MRKT 316 Consumer Behavior (3)

Elective Courses for Non-COB Majors (Choose 9 credits)
Take 3 of the following courses

MRKT 317 Product and Pricing Strategy (3)
MRKT 318 Promoting Strategy (3)
MRKT 342 Marketing Research and Analysis (3)

MRKT 339 Distribution Strategy (3)
MRKT 412 Professional Selling (3)
MRKT 413 Industrial Marketing (3)
MRKT 415 Retailing Management (3)
MRKT 416 Internet Marketing (3)
MRKT 420 Sales Management (3)
MRKT 428 International Marketing (3)
MRKT 492 Study Tour (1-3)

 

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