Dance Major Studio Teaching Concentration (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2012 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 (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
      DNCE 341 Dance Technique: Modern III (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
      DNCE 441 Dance Technique: Modern IV (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 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 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 2-3
      DNCE 455 Dance Technique: Ballet IV (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    3. DANCE EDUCATION REQUIRED COURSES

      Complete the following for 20 semester hours:

      DNCE 130 Dance Science (1 hour lab, 2 hours lecture) 3
      DNCE 150 Production Elements-Dance (4 hours lecture) 2
      DNCE 161 Choreography I (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio) 2
      DNCE 205 Rhythmic Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      DNCE 235 Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals (3 hours lecture) 3
      DNCE 245 World Dance (4 hours lab) 3
      DNCE 261 Choreography II (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio) 2
      DNCE 265 Dance Improvisation (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio) 2
    4. DANCE HISTORY

      Complete 1 course from the following:

      DNCE 315 Dance History: Primitive to 1850 (3 hours lecture) 3
      DNCE 316 Dance History: 1850 to Present (3 hours lecture) 3
    5. DANCE REPERTORY

      Complete for a total of 3 semester hours.

      DNCE 485 Dance Repertory (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 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 hours lecture) 3
      EDFD 221 Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 1 course from the following:

      EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 200 Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete 2 requirements:

      1. Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

        DNCE 325 Dance Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
        DNCE 401 Dance for Children (1 hour lecture, 2 hours studio) 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 hours lecture) 3
    INFO 301 Business Decision Making (3 hours lecture) 3
    MGMT 231 Management Processes (3 hours lecture) 3
    MKTG 240 Introduction to Marketing (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

ACCT201: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

DNCE130: Dance Science (1 hour lab, 2 hours lecture)

This course seeks to provide the dance student an educational experience where anatomical and kinesiological concepts are taught in the context of dance performance and injury prevention. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: For Dance (DANC), Dance Education Studio Teaching (DAST), Dance Education P-12 Teacher Certification (DAED) students only.

DNCE150: Production Elements-Dance (4 hours lecture)

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

DNCE161: Choreography I (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio)

Elements and methods of dance composition. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 265.

DNCE205: Rhythmic Analysis (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors only.

DNCE235: Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors only.

DNCE241: Dance Technique: Modern II (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

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. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors or minors only.

DNCE245: World Dance (4 hours lab)

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. 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 (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio)

Dance choreography with emphasis on small group works and solos, including form and structure. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 161.

DNCE265: Dance Improvisation (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio)

Basic skills and problems in dance improvisation. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors or minors only.

DNCE315: Dance History: Primitive to 1850 (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

DNCE316: Dance History: 1850 to Present (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

DNCE325: Dance Methods (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Dance majors only.

DNCE341: Dance Technique: Modern III (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Further study and application of basic movement vocabulary, complex movement patterns, style and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty-four credits. 3 sh.

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

DNCE355: Dance Technique: Ballet III (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

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 - 3 sh.

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

DNCE401: Dance for Children (1 hour lecture, 2 hours studio)

This course will explore all aspects of teaching dance to children (K-6) in the public school system and in the private sector. 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 (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Continuation of DNCE 341. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty-four credits. 3 sh.

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

DNCE455: Dance Technique: Ballet IV (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

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. 3 sh.

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

DNCE485: Dance Repertory (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

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

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 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD220: Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD221: Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

INFO301: Business Decision Making (3 hours lecture)

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 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 (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

MKTG240: Introduction to Marketing (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

PSYC200: Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.