Dance Education Major Studio Teaching Concentration (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2011 University Catalog

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DANCE STUDIO TEACHING CONCENTRATION

Complete 94 semester hours including the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. CORE DANCE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 5 requirement(s) for 62 semester hours:

    1. DANCE TECHNIQUE: MODERN

      Complete 18 semester hours from the following:

      DNCE 241 Dance Technique: Modern II 3
      DNCE 341 Dance Technique: Modern III 3
      DNCE 441 Dance Technique: Modern IV 3
    2. DANCE TECHNIQUE: BALLET

      Complete 18 semester hours from the following:

      DNCE 255 Dance Technique: Ballet II 2-3
      DNCE 355 Dance Technique: Ballet III 2-3
      DNCE 455 Dance Technique: Ballet IV 3
    3. DANCE EDUCATION REQUIRED COURSES

      Complete the following for 20 semester hours:

      DNCE 150 Production Elements-Dance 2
      DNCE 161 Choreography I 2
      DNCE 205 Rhythmic Analysis 3
      DNCE 235 Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals 3
      DNCE 245 World Dance 3
      DNCE 261 Choreography II 2
      DNCE 265 Dance Improvisation 2
    4. DANCE HISTORY

      Complete 1 course from the following:

      DNCE 315 Dance History: Primitive to 1850 3
      DNCE 316 Dance History: 1850 to Present 3
    5. DANCE REPERTORY

      Complete six times for a total of 3 semester hours.

      DNCE 485 Dance Repertory 0.5
  2. TEACHER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 3 requirement(s) for 20 semester hours:

    1. Complete 2 courses:

      EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education 3
      EDFD 221 Historical Foundations of American Education 3
    2. Complete 1 course from the following:

      EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education 3
      PSYC 200 Educational Psychology 3
    3. Complete 2 requirements:

      1. Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

        DNCE 325 Dance Methods 3
        DNCE 401 Dance for Children 3
      2. Complete for 5 semester hours.

        DNCE 490 Internship in Dance 4-15
  3. BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 4 courses for 12 semester hours:

    ACCT 201 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
    INFO 301 Business Decision Making 3
    MGMT 231 Management Processes 3
    MKTG 240 Introduction to Marketing 3

Course Descriptions:

ACCT201: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

This is an introductory course in financial accounting from a user's perspective. The theoretical foundation and basic accounting terminology are addressed. The basic financial statements consisting of the balance sheet, income statement, statement of stockholder's equity and the statement of cash flows are presented and discussed. Financial statement analysis including ratios analysis will help students to make sound decisions as investors, creditors, and managers. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

DNCE150: Production Elements-Dance

Introduction to technical productions related to dance. Survey of terminology, application of production principles, and aesthetic potential for production. (4 hours lecture.) 2 sh.

DNCE161: Choreography I

Elements and methods of dance composition. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 265.

DNCE205: Rhythmic Analysis

All basic rhythmic structures (basic note values, meter, etc.) covered and immediately applied to movement; games, notational assignments, and choreographic studies used to create understanding of the inherent rhythm within all basic dance movement. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors only.

DNCE235: Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals

Introduces principles and practical applications of Laban Movement Analysis and the Bartenieff Fundamentals. Presents LMA as a comprehensive system of analyzing, observing and notating human movement. Bartenieff Fundamentals, a body therapy used to increase body and movement efficiency with greater ease, explores the functional anatomy of body organization and patterning in human movement. Course includes both theory and practical application. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors only.

DNCE241: Dance Technique: Modern II

Further study and application of basic movement vocabulary, alignment, complex movement patterns, style and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty-four credits. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors or minors only.

DNCE245: World Dance

The distinctive techniques customarily related to specific non-western cultures. The groups studied will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve (12) credits. Meets the Multicultural Awareness Requirement (MAR). If taken more than once, must be with a different cultural content. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. (4 hours lab.) 3 sh.

DNCE255: Dance Technique: Ballet II

Further study of beginning ballet with emphasis on structural alignment, barre work and center floor exercises. DNCE majors: 3 credits. THMT majors: 2-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty-four credits. () 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance and Musical Theatre majors and minors only.

DNCE261: Choreography II

Dance choreography with emphasis on small group works and solos, including form and structure. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 161.

DNCE265: Dance Improvisation

Basic skills and problems in dance improvisation. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors or minors only.

DNCE315: Dance History: Primitive to 1850

Dance as it has developed from primitive, religious and ritualistic movement to the establishment of ballet in Russia. Emphasis upon ancient forms, courtly life, and the development of ballet. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Dance. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

DNCE316: Dance History: 1850 to Present

Study of dance in its historical context, with reference to development of ballet, modern dance, post-modernism, and jazz elements. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Dance. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

DNCE325: Dance Methods

Approaches, problems, resources and techniques for teaching and developing dance programs geared to grades 7-12 and various adult levels. Includes curriculum, unit and lesson planning as well as practical application of methodology. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors only.

DNCE341: Dance Technique: Modern III

Further study and application of basic movement vocabulary, complex movement patterns, style and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty-four credits. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors and minors only and DNCE 141 and DNCE 241; or audition.

DNCE355: Dance Technique: Ballet III

Advanced technique in ballet with emphasis on individualized placement. Work on musicality, line, dynamics and stylistic refinement. DNCE majors: 3 credits. THMT majors: 2-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty-four credits. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio.) 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Musical Theatre Majors/Minors, Dance majors and minors only, DNCE 255, or by audition.

DNCE401: Dance for Children

This course will explore all aspects of teaching dance to children (K-6) in the public school system and in the private sector. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 161, DNCE 205, DNCE 235, DNCE 265, two semesters of ballet (DNCE 255, DNCE 355, DNCE 455) and two semesters of modern (DNCE 241, DNCE 341, DNCE 441).

DNCE441: Dance Technique: Modern IV

Continuation of DNCE 341. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty-four credits. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors and minors only and DNCE 141 and DNCE 241 and DNCE 341; or audition.

DNCE455: Dance Technique: Ballet IV

Advanced ballet technique with emphasis on individualized placement. Continuation of work with intricate, technically difficult sequences. Continuation of emphasis on musicality, line, dynamics, and stylistic refinement. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty-four credits. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors and minors only and DNCE 155 and DNCE 255 and DNCE 355; or audition.

DNCE485: Dance Repertory

Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Repertory Dance Company. Must be taken every semester. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio.) 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors and minors only and audition.

DNCE490: Internship in Dance

Upper class undergraduate students may pursue a major portion of a semesters work under the supervision of an experienced professional practitioner as an assistant in active, successful dance activity. Departmental eligibility and approval must be secured by the mid-point of the semester preceding registration. () 4 - 15 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors and minors only and senior standing and departmental approval.

EDFD200: Psychological Foundations of Education

The psychological foundations of education enable students to understand and apply essential topics in teaching and learning including development, motivation, diversity and assessment. Through relating theoretical frameworks to empirical research and applying them to classroom settings, students will be better able to understand their own experience as learners and conceptualize their future practice as teachers. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD220: Philosophical Orientation to Education

Western philosophical heritage as related to the issues and responsibilities of American education. Comparative analysis of past and current ideological movements that influence moral, social, and educational decisions of parents, political leaders, and professional educators. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, Philosophy or Religion. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD221: Historical Foundations of American Education

This course offers students the crucial sequence of ideas that constitute one of the central themes in American society and culture. Since its beginnings, American thinkers have seen education as the key to an informed citizenry. Major themes in American education will be looked at through the reading of primary and secondary sources. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

INFO301: Business Decision Making

The underlying theme of the course is business problem solving. This course engages students in employing tools from operations management and management information systems in the solution of business problems. Analysis of quantitative decision-making and information systems from the management point of view will be covered. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INFO 173 or CMPT 109; and MATH 106 or 109 or 114 or 116 or 122 or 221; or departmental approval. For Business minors only.

MGMT231: Management Processes

To provide undergraduate students a review of classical and modern approaches to the managerial process as it relates to the manager's functions of planning, organizing, communication, motivation, leading, controlling, and managing change. Emphasizing new forces in the managerial environment such as workplace diversity and economic globalization, these reviews will be tied to the open-system model and the contingency approach as overall frameworks for understanding organizations and management. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

MKTG240: Introduction to Marketing

This introductory course is designed to expose the student to the basic areas that comprise marketing as a discipline. Marketing is viewed as a process that must be integrated with all other business functions. The basic theories, concepts, language and tools of marketing are introduced, and illustrations of their applicability to the business as well as non-profit sectors of the national economy with increasing stress on the global realities which affect the marketing function are addressed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

PSYC200: Educational Psychology

Required for teaching. Covers child and adolescent development; fundamentals of learning theory as applied to classroom situations, learning inhibition and academic non-achievement, personal-social adjustment, measuring and evaluating teaching-learning, creativity. Course may not be taken by Psychology majors for major credit effective Fall 1995. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.