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Twin Cities Campus

Dance B.F.A.

Theatre Arts & Dance Dept
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 78 to 83
  • Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Founded in the context of global contemporary dance, the BFA in dance emphasizes excellence in technique, composition, performance, and dance studies. The program accepts students through a rigorous audition and prepares them through subsequent training designed to support professional careers in performance, creative or discursive work, or further studies.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Admission into the BFA program is by audition only.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
The dance BFA does not have a second language requirement, but students may choose to complete a second language sequence. Consult the director of dance to find out how this will change your electives requirement. Students may earn a BA or a BFA in dance, but not both. At least 31 upper-division credits in the major must be taken at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. Students may earn a BA or a BFA in dance, but not both. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First-Year Experience course sequence.
Dance Composition
DNCE 5601 must be taken for 2 credits.
Take exactly 5 course(s) totaling exactly 14 credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 3601 - Dance Composition 1 (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3602 - Dance Composition 2 (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 4601 - Dance Composition 3 (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 4602 - Dance Composition 4 (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 5601 - Dance Composition 5 (1.0-2.0 cr)
Modern/Contemporary Technique
DNCE 1010 and 1020 must be taken for 2 credits each.
Take exactly 8 course(s) totaling exactly 16 credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 1010 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 3 (1.0-2.0 cr)
· DNCE 1020 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 4 (1.0-2.0 cr)
· DNCE 3010 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 5 (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 3020 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 6 (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 5010 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 7 (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 5020 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 8 (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 5030 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 9 (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 5040 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 10 (2.0 cr)
Ballet Technique
The amount of credits required will depend on a student's placement. Students must complete Ballet Technique 5 and Ballet Technique 6.
Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 1110 - Ballet Technique 3 (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 1120 - Ballet Technique 4 (2.0 cr)
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 4 credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 3110 - Ballet Technique 5 (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 3120 - Ballet Technique 6 (2.0 cr)
Rhythmic/Percussive Dance Technique
Students must complete at least one level 3 and 4 sequence within a given form. The third class must be of different technique, at a level 3 or higher.
Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
Level 3 & 4 Sequence
Take 2 courses for 2 credits.
African Diasporic Movement 3 & 4
DNCE 1353 - African Diasporic Movement 3 (1.0 cr)
DNCE 1354 - African Diasporic Movement 4 (1.0 cr)
or Jazz Technique 3 & 4
DNCE 1210 - Jazz Technique 3 (1.0 cr)
DNCE 1220 - Jazz Technique 4 (1.0 cr)
or Tap Technique 3 & 4
DNCE 3301 - Tap Technique 3 (1.0 cr)
DNCE 3302 - Tap Technique 4 (1.0 cr)
or Urban & Street Dance Forms 3 & 4
DNCE 3341 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 3: Emerging Scholar (1.0 cr)
DNCE 3342 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 4: Scholar (1.0 cr)
· Rhythmic/Percussive Dance Technique Elective
A course that counted towards the level 3 & 4 sequence cannot also count for this requirement. This course must be of a different technique than the level 3 & 4 sequence.
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 1 credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 1210 - Jazz Technique 3 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1220 - Jazz Technique 4 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1353 - African Diasporic Movement 3 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1354 - African Diasporic Movement 4 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3210 - Jazz Technique 5 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3220 - Jazz Technique 6 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3301 - Tap Technique 3 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3302 - Tap Technique 4 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3341 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 3: Emerging Scholar (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3342 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 4: Scholar (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3351 - African Diasporic Movement 5 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3352 - African Diasporic Movement 6 (1.0 cr)
Dance Performance
Performance credits should be spread throughout four years of coursework. DNCE 3700 & 5700 are repeatable up to four times each. DNCE 3701 may only be counted once toward Dance Performance requirements.
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 3700 - Performance (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 5700 - Performance (1.0 cr)
· Take no more than 1 course(s) totaling at most 1 credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 3701 - Summer Dance Intensive (1.0-3.0 cr)
Dance Studies
DNCE 3901 must be taken for 1 credit. DNCE 5858 must be taken for 3 credits.
Take exactly 9 course(s) totaling exactly 23 credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 1626 - Music for Dance [AH] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3401W - Dance History 1 [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3402W - Dance History 2 [WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3433 - Articulate Body (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3621 - Dance Production I (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 3622 - Dance Production II (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 3901 - Career Readiness in Dance (1.0-3.0 cr)
· DNCE 4443 - Theorizing Dancing Bodies (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 5858 - Dance Pedagogy (3.0-4.0 cr)
Dance Studies Electives
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 3411 - Dance and Popular Culture: Choreographing Race, Class, and Gender [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora [WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3495 - Dance and Global Tourism [GP] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 5493 - Choreographing Social Justice: Staging "Equitable" Choreographies (3.0 cr)
Academic Electives
Other courses in dance or fields related to dance may count here, but must be chosen in consultation with a Dance faculty advisor and approved by the Director of Dance.
Take 1 - 2 course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3112 - In the Heart of the Beat: the Poetry of Rap (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3301 - The Music of Black Americans [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3113W - Global Minnesota: Diversity in the 21st Century [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3114 - America in International Perspective [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3253W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1940 to the Present [HIS, CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANAT 3001 - Human Anatomy (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3036 - The Body in Society (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3043 - Art, Aesthetics and Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3401 - Art Now [AH, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3464 - Art Since 1945 [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3213 - Chicano Music and Art [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3311W - Theories of Culture [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3351W - The Body and the Politics of Representation [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3334 - Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 3337 - Body Mind Centering (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 3411 - Dance and Popular Culture: Choreographing Race, Class, and Gender [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3434 - Nutrition and Body Maintenance for Movement Artists (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora [WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3495 - Dance and Global Tourism [GP] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 5334 - Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy (2.0 cr)
· DNCE 5493 - Choreographing Social Justice: Staging "Equitable" Choreographies (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3003 - Gender and Global Politics [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3302 - Women and the Arts [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4103 - Transnational Feminist Theory [GP] (3.0 cr)
· KIN 3001 - Lifetime Health and Wellness [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· KIN 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5950 - Topics in Music (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance (3.0 cr)
· TH 3716 - Stage Management (4.0 cr)
· TH 5117 - Performance and Social Change (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 4101 - Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in America [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 4101 - Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in America [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3350W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLBT 4403 - Queering Theory (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 4403 - Queering Theory (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3144 - Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of Representation in Global Studies (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3144H - Honors: Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of Representation in Global Studies (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3145 - Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3145H - Honors: Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism (3.0 cr)
Technique Electives
Other courses in dance or fields related to dance may count here, but must be chosen in consultation with a Dance faculty advisor and approved by the Director of Dance. Courses or prerequisite courses that have already counted towards the Rhythmic/Percussive Dance Technique requirement may not also count towards the Technique Electives.
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DNCE 1030 - Athletic Movement for Dance (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1040 - Modern Dance Partnering Technique (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1301 - Tap Technique 1 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1302 - Tap Technique 2 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1313 - African Based Movement (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1315 - Flamenco (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1327 - Argentine Tango (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1331 - Yoga (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1335 - T'ai Chi Ch'uan (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1343 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 1: Introduction (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1349 - Contact Improvisation (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1351 - African Diasporic Movement 1 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1352 - African Diasporic Movement 2 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1353 - African Diasporic Movement 3 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 1354 - African Diasporic Movement 4 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3301 - Tap Technique 3 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3302 - Tap Technique 4 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3311 - Contemporary Indian Dance 1 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3312 - Contemporary Indian Dance 2 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3351 - African Diasporic Movement 5 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 3352 - African Diasporic Movement 6 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 5110 - Ballet Technique 7 (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 5120 - Ballet Technique 8 (1.0 cr)
Capstone
The dance program offers a flexible capstone course which allow its majors to pursue final projects under the guidance of faculty mentors in the three focus areas of our program: performance, creation or intellectual endeavor or some combination of the three. Examples are the production of evenings of performance, arts administration internships, research papers, collaborative projects with other student artists and scholars within and beyond the field of dance.
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 1 credit(s) from the following:
Students who double major and choose to complete the capstone requirement in their other major are still required to take the Dance BFA capstone.
· DNCE 4901 - Capstone Seminar for Dance (1.0-2.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· AMST 3113W - Global Minnesota: Diversity in the 21st Century [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3253W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1940 to the Present [HIS, CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3311W - Theories of Culture [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3351W - The Body and the Politics of Representation [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3401W - Dance History 1 [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3402W - Dance History 2 [WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3350W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
 
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DNCE 3601 - Dance Composition 1
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Movement, vocabulary in relation to theme, space, time, energy, and body parts; solo, duet, and trio forms. prereq: 1020, 1601, concurrent regis in a modern dance technique course, dept consent
DNCE 3602 - Dance Composition 2
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Movement, vocabulary in relation to theme, space, time, energy, and body parts. Solo, duet, and trio forms. prereq: 3601, dept consent, concurrent regis in a modern dance technique course
DNCE 4601 - Dance Composition 3
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Continuation of movement vocabulary through improvisation, analysis of form and structure, experimentation with tone and performance persona. Effects of lights/costumes/text/props/music; development of larger ensemble works. prereq: 3602, concurrent regis in a modern dance technique course, dept consent
DNCE 4602 - Dance Composition 4
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continuation of 4601. Movement vocabulary through improvisation, analysis of form and structure, experimentation with performance persona, and the effects of technical elements. Development of larger ensemble works. prereq: 4601, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in modern dance technique course, dept consent
DNCE 5601 - Dance Composition 5
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Final part of six-semester sequence in dance composition. Exploration of movement through independently scheduled rehearsals. Choreographic concepts. Tools in dance creation, development/refinement of movement, structure of group choreography. prereq: 4601, 4602, dept consent
DNCE 1010 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 3
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Third course in ten-section sequence of modern dance technique. Beginning modern dance technique training. Dance form varies by instructor. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 1020 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 4
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fourth course in ten-section sequence of modern dance technique. Beginning modern dance technique training. Dance form varies by instructor. prereq: 1010, dept consent, audition
DNCE 3010 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 5
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fifth course in ten-section sequence of modern dance technique. Application of principles of space, time, energy. Alignment, power from pelvic center, rotation/turnout, muscular tonality, joint articulation, clarity of intent, stretch, strength, stamina. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 3020 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 6
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sixth course in ten-section sequence of modern dance technique. Application of principles of space, time, energy. Alignment, power from pelvic center, rotation/turnout, muscular tonality, joint articulation, clarity of intent, stretch, strength, stamina. prereq: 3010, dept consent, audition
DNCE 5010 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 7
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seventh course in ten-section sequence of modern dance technique. Continuation of technical development. Performance range/style. Students study with various guest artists. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 5020 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 8
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Eighth course in ten-section sequence of modern dance technique. Performance range/style. Students study with various guest artists. prereq: 5010, dept consent, audition
DNCE 5030 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 9
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ninth course in ten-section sequence of modern dance technique. It focuses on pre-professional technique training for students prepared for that level of technical achievement and readying themselves for a potential career as contemporary dance professionals. All Dance Program Modern Dance Technique courses examine the practical application and understanding of principles of space, time, and energy focusing on alignment, weight, momentum, power for the body's core, joint and skeletal articulation, clarity of focus and intent, flexibility, strength, stamina and energy flow and lines through the use of breath appropriate to the technical level of the course. The course also explores a range of performance strategies that students may encounter for future performance experiences within the dance program and beyond.
DNCE 5040 - Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique 10
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Tenth course in ten-section sequence of modern dance technique. It focuses on pre-professional technique training for students prepared for that level of technical achievement and readying themselves for a potential career as contemporary dance professionals. All dance program modern dance technique courses examine the practical application and understanding of principles of space, time, and energy focusing on alignment, weight, momentum, power for the body's core, joint and skeletal articulation, clarity of focus and intent, flexibility, strength, stamina and energy flow and lines through the use of breath appropriate to the technical level of the course. The course also explores a range of performance strategies that students may encounter for future performance experiences within the dance program and beyond.
DNCE 1110 - Ballet Technique 3
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
First of two-semester sequence of beginning ballet technique. Level 3 in eight-level sequence of ballet technique. Practical application of ballet principles. Barre work needed for center work. Center work will consist of adagio, basic turns, petit, grand allegro. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 1120 - Ballet Technique 4
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-semester sequence in beginning ballet. Practical application of ballet principles. Barre/center work. Ever-changing combinations/steps learned in previous level. prereq: 1110, dept consent, audition
DNCE 3110 - Ballet Technique 5
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Stretch, strength, balance, musicality. Longer phrases in adagio/allegro work. More complex elevations in petit allegro. Practical work conducted in context of study of technical development of ballet. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 3120 - Ballet Technique 6
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 3110. Ballet technique. Stretch, strength, balance, musicality. Longer phrases in adagio/allegro work. More complex elevations in petit allegro. prereq: 3110, dept consent, audition
DNCE 1353 - African Diasporic Movement 3
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Third of six-course sequence. Afro-Brazilian dance, including jumps, turns, floor work, and rhythmicity to develop flexibility, strength, and vocabulary in polycentric movement, moving toward body-sound harmony, illuminating dynamics of coordination, relaxation, breathing, undulation.
DNCE 1354 - African Diasporic Movement 4
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fourth of six-course sequence. Builds on level 3 by exploring movement from mythology of Afro-Brazilian belief systems orix� and Candombl�. How corporal knowledge and technique fluency through the course sequence support different dance techniques. prereq: 1353 or audition or instr consent
DNCE 1210 - Jazz Technique 3
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Third of six-semester sequence of jazz dance. Vocabulary. Technical skills using variety of jazz dance styles while increasing flexibility, groundedness, strength. Increase understanding of musicality, dynamics, style, improvisation. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 1220 - Jazz Technique 4
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fourth of six-semester sequence of jazz dance. Expand vocabulary/develop skills, technique, style. Increase flexibility, strength. Use of space, clear articulation of movement, rhythmic footwork, grounding movement, dynamics, musicality. prereq: 1210, dept consent, audition
DNCE 3301 - Tap Technique 3
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Tap techniques and creative development through improvisational studies. prereq: 1302 or instr consent
DNCE 3302 - Tap Technique 4
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Tap techniques and rhythm structures. prereq: 3301 or instr consent
DNCE 3341 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 3: Emerging Scholar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This is the third course in the dance program's 4-semester Urban and Street Dance sequence. It focuses on intermediate/advanced techniques in rocking, breaking, funk styles, krump, house, and specific techniques that mix these forms together. These further explorations focus on more advanced techniques, aesthetics, and complex issues within forms practiced by instructors. Students are assigned readings, videos, and writing assignments to think critically about each issue. There is an informal showing at the end of the semester. prereq: Completion of DNCE 2341 or audition.
DNCE 3342 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 4: Scholar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This is the final course in the Dance Program's 4-semester Urban and Street Styles sequence. It focuses on advanced techniques in rocking, breaking, funk styles, krump, house, and specific techniques that mix these forms together. These further explorations focus on advanced techniques, aesthetics, and complex issues within forms practiced by instructors. Students are assigned readings, videos, and writing assignments to think critically about each issue. There is an informal showing at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Completion of DNCE 3341 or audition
DNCE 1210 - Jazz Technique 3
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Third of six-semester sequence of jazz dance. Vocabulary. Technical skills using variety of jazz dance styles while increasing flexibility, groundedness, strength. Increase understanding of musicality, dynamics, style, improvisation. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 1220 - Jazz Technique 4
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fourth of six-semester sequence of jazz dance. Expand vocabulary/develop skills, technique, style. Increase flexibility, strength. Use of space, clear articulation of movement, rhythmic footwork, grounding movement, dynamics, musicality. prereq: 1210, dept consent, audition
DNCE 1353 - African Diasporic Movement 3
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Third of six-course sequence. Afro-Brazilian dance, including jumps, turns, floor work, and rhythmicity to develop flexibility, strength, and vocabulary in polycentric movement, moving toward body-sound harmony, illuminating dynamics of coordination, relaxation, breathing, undulation.
DNCE 1354 - African Diasporic Movement 4
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fourth of six-course sequence. Builds on level 3 by exploring movement from mythology of Afro-Brazilian belief systems orix� and Candombl�. How corporal knowledge and technique fluency through the course sequence support different dance techniques. prereq: 1353 or audition or instr consent
DNCE 3210 - Jazz Technique 5
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continuation of jazz technique. Rhythm structures, longer phrases, greater physical speed, attack/control. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 3220 - Jazz Technique 6
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 3210. Jazz technique. Rhythm structures, longer phrases, greater physical speed, attack/control. prereq: 3210, dept consent, audition
DNCE 3301 - Tap Technique 3
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Tap techniques and creative development through improvisational studies. prereq: 1302 or instr consent
DNCE 3302 - Tap Technique 4
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Tap techniques and rhythm structures. prereq: 3301 or instr consent
DNCE 3341 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 3: Emerging Scholar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This is the third course in the dance program's 4-semester Urban and Street Dance sequence. It focuses on intermediate/advanced techniques in rocking, breaking, funk styles, krump, house, and specific techniques that mix these forms together. These further explorations focus on more advanced techniques, aesthetics, and complex issues within forms practiced by instructors. Students are assigned readings, videos, and writing assignments to think critically about each issue. There is an informal showing at the end of the semester. prereq: Completion of DNCE 2341 or audition.
DNCE 3342 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 4: Scholar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This is the final course in the Dance Program's 4-semester Urban and Street Styles sequence. It focuses on advanced techniques in rocking, breaking, funk styles, krump, house, and specific techniques that mix these forms together. These further explorations focus on advanced techniques, aesthetics, and complex issues within forms practiced by instructors. Students are assigned readings, videos, and writing assignments to think critically about each issue. There is an informal showing at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Completion of DNCE 3341 or audition
DNCE 3351 - African Diasporic Movement 5
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Rigorous practice. West African techniques. Cardiovascular endurance of students will improve as a result. Live drummers, students can expect to learn drum parts to enhance the understanding of the rhythms. prereq: 1354 or audition or instr consent
DNCE 3352 - African Diasporic Movement 6
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Dances performed by dance companies of Guinea through the use of more complex and deep rhythms such as Yamama, Doundounba, Baho and Tiribah. Rigorous practice. West African techniques. Live drummers. prereq: DNCE 3351 African Diasporic Movement 5 or audition or instructor consent
DNCE 3700 - Performance
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creation or reconstruction of a dance theatre work under the direction of a guest artist or faculty member. Work is performed at the end of the rehearsal period. prereq: Concurrent enrollment in a technique course, audition, dept consent
DNCE 5700 - Performance
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Technique, improvisation, choreography, music, design, and technical production as they relate to dance performance. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in technique course, dept consent
DNCE 3701 - Summer Dance Intensive
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Real-world experience with a professional dance company. Students participate in daily technique and repertory classes culminating in an informal performance. Artists are arranged year-by-year.
DNCE 1626 - Music for Dance (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cultural gravity of the Western perspective. Ways global regions express natural laws of acoustics through music while considering historical, political, and ethical issues around the relationship between music and dance. Workshops, practice, and exercises. prereq: dept consent
DNCE 3401W - Dance History 1 (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historiography of dance, 20th century through present. Reconstruction/incorporation of dance practice in context of globalization. Artistic choices as influenced by complex history of performing arts and terrain of body/politics.
DNCE 3402W - Dance History 2 (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
History/theory of dance in varied forms/aspects. From development of ballet through 20th century modern dance. Second half of year-long survey. prereq: 3401W
DNCE 3433 - Articulate Body
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lectures and movement sessions in biodynamic considerations for optimal dance performance and metabolistic demands of dance. prereq: Dnce major, dept consent
DNCE 3621 - Dance Production I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Technical/administrative aspects of dance production. Lighting, costumes, sound, marketing, stage management, fundraising, publicity. Emphasizes practical project management and personal management skills. prereq: Dance major, dept consent
DNCE 3622 - Dance Production II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 3621. Students produce the spring Student Dance Concert. prereq: 3621, dance major, dept consent
DNCE 3901 - Career Readiness in Dance
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Strategies fundamental to a dancer's survival. Injury prevention/care. Development of healthy dietary and muscular/skeletal habits. Career tracks. prereq: Dance major, dept consent
DNCE 4443 - Theorizing Dancing Bodies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01678
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major developments in Western philosophic thought on dance and dance theory, from its beginnings to present. prereq: 3402W or instr consent
DNCE 5858 - Dance Pedagogy
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Teaching dance provides the foundational pedagogy and methods for artful and responsible teaching and learning in dance. Students will examine key dance education theories and quality teaching practices, and then apply the theories by developing and teaching dance lessons. The course introduces tools that assist in the planning, teaching, assessing, and sharing of dance experiences with children, adolescent, and adult learners in a variety of settings. Specific learning opportunities include: readings, investigation and discussion of dance pedagogy; the creation of lesson plans; teaching labs (in-class and off-site supervised practice teaching); and clinical observations where students can observe the theory in practice.
DNCE 3411 - Dance and Popular Culture: Choreographing Race, Class, and Gender (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Jr or sr
Typically offered: Every Spring
How race, class, and gender become aestheticized and are put into motion as popular culture. Choreographic analysis of moving bodies. How "popular" affects understanding of culture. Exoticism, binary structures of stereotypes, identity, hegemony.
DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dance/performance as practiced/transformed by minority groups in the United States. Migration as a global phenomenon, particularly pertaining to land disputes, labor distribution, political asylum, refugee, and dislocation.
DNCE 3495 - Dance and Global Tourism (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political economy of the dancing body and its role in the representation of nation-states through global tourism. Dance and its relationship to belonging, nationalism, and the politics of art and tradition. prereq: Jr or sr
DNCE 5493 - Choreographing Social Justice: Staging "Equitable" Choreographies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Possibilities and implications of artistic work. Metaphoric bodily practices and intersections of performance and social justice practices. Theories and histories of intersections within communities of color across global North and South. Group project. prereq: 4443 recommended
AFRO 3112 - In the Heart of the Beat: the Poetry of Rap
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Contemporary African American poetry as expressed by popular culture contributors. Students analyze/evaluate poems used in rap, in context of African American literature, American culture, and aesthetics.
AFRO 3301 - The Music of Black Americans (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Musical contributions of African American artists/innovators from 1619 to present. Apirituals, blues, ragtime, gospel, art music, jazz.
AMST 3113W - Global Minnesota: Diversity in the 21st Century (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse cultural (racial, ethnic, class) groups in America. Institutions/processes that shape their relations and create domination, resistance, hybridity, nationalism, racism, alliance. Specific content may vary.
AMST 3114 - America in International Perspective (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The nature of international cultural exchange. The impact of U.S. cultures and society on other countries of the world as well as the impact of other cultures and societies on the United States.
AMST 3253W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1940 to the Present (HIS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Historical analysis of how popular arts represent issues of gender, race, consumerism, and citizenship. How popular artists define boundaries of citizenship and public life: inclusions/exclusions in polity and national identity. How popular arts reinforce/alter political ideologies.
ANAT 3001 - Human Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01225 - Anat 3001/Anat 3611/Anat 3601
Typically offered: Every Fall
Anatomical relationships. Function based upon form. Clinical applications. Gross (macroscopic) anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy). Neuroanatomy (nervous system), embryology (developmental anatomy). prereq: [BIOL 1002W or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or equiv], at least soph
ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3003/GloS 3003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary. Field research. Politics of ethnographic knowledge. Marxist/feminist theories of culture. Culture, language, and discourse. Psychological anthropology. Culture/transnational processes.
ANTH 3036 - The Body in Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Body-related practices throughout the world. Readings, documentaries, mass media.
ANTH 3043 - Art, Aesthetics and Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
The relationship of art to culture from multiple perspectives including art as a cultural system; the cultural context of art production; the role of the artist in different cultures; methodological considerations in the interpretation of art across cultural boundaries.
ARTH 3401 - Art Now (AH, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of visual representations in fine arts and popular media, in context of social issues. Obscenity, censorship, democracy, technology, commerce, the museum, propaganda, social role of artist. Understanding the contemporary world through analysis of dominant aesthetic values.
ARTH 3464 - Art Since 1945 (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Broad chronological overview of U.S./international art movements since 1945. Assessment of critical writings by major theoreticians (e.g., Clement Greenberg) associated with those movements. Theoretical perspective of postmodernism.
CHIC 3213 - Chicano Music and Art (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of diverse forms of cultural expressiveness in Mexican American music/art. History of various types of artistic production and musical forms in their regional specificity. Social/economic implications of several genres, styles, and traditions.
CSCL 3311W - Theories of Culture (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of three prevalent theoretical perspectives on culture -- philosophical, anthropological, and aesthetic -- as they converge in the work of writers who have contributed to our contemporary conception of cultural diversity.
CSCL 3351W - The Body and the Politics of Representation (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Western representation of the human body, 1500 to present. Body's appearance as a site and sight for production of social and cultural difference (race, ethnicity, class, gender). Visual arts, literature, music, medical treatises, courtesy literature, erotica. (previously 3458W)
DNCE 3334 - Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical/theoretical perspectives on use of movement/dance in relationship to psychology/healing. D/MT pioneers/techniques. Applications of D/MT with various populations/settings. Experiential course. prereq: dept consent
DNCE 3337 - Body Mind Centering
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Improvisational movement explorations, hands-on re-patterning work. Direct experience of the way mind (desire, attention, intention) is expressed through various body systems. Students use imagery, touch, and anatomical information to access a range of inner sensations and movement experiences. Emphasizes each individual's unique experience of the body.
DNCE 3411 - Dance and Popular Culture: Choreographing Race, Class, and Gender (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Jr or sr
Typically offered: Every Spring
How race, class, and gender become aestheticized and are put into motion as popular culture. Choreographic analysis of moving bodies. How "popular" affects understanding of culture. Exoticism, binary structures of stereotypes, identity, hegemony.
DNCE 3434 - Nutrition and Body Maintenance for Movement Artists
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students learn and research ways to improve nutrition and remain injury-free throughout career and beyond. Discuss nutrition principles and apply to unique challenges, needs, interests of movement artists. Examine anatomy of movement to develop constructive injury prevention and management strategies. Stress reduction.
DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dance/performance as practiced/transformed by minority groups in the United States. Migration as a global phenomenon, particularly pertaining to land disputes, labor distribution, political asylum, refugee, and dislocation.
DNCE 3495 - Dance and Global Tourism (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political economy of the dancing body and its role in the representation of nation-states through global tourism. Dance and its relationship to belonging, nationalism, and the politics of art and tradition. prereq: Jr or sr
DNCE 5334 - Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical/theoretical perspectives on use of movement/dance in relationship to psychology/healing. D/MT pioneers/techniques. Applications of D/MT with various populations/settings. Experiential course. prereq: dept consent
DNCE 5493 - Choreographing Social Justice: Staging "Equitable" Choreographies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Possibilities and implications of artistic work. Metaphoric bodily practices and intersections of performance and social justice practices. Theories and histories of intersections within communities of color across global North and South. Group project. prereq: 4443 recommended
GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Globalization produces complex, sometimes volatile, local responses. Course explores interconnectedness of the world, considering not one world, but many. Topics include colonialism, consumption, diasporic conditions, global media, nationalism, supra-national governance. Examines how globality is experienced and contested locally and specifically. prereq: [3101, 3144] or instr consent
GWSS 3003 - Gender and Global Politics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Similarities/differences in women's experiences throughout world, from cross-cultural/historical perspective. Uses range of reading materials/media (feminist scholarship, fiction, film, news media, oral history, autobiography).
GWSS 3302 - Women and the Arts (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of women in the arts, as represented and as participants (creators, audiences). Discussion of at least two different art forms and works from at least two different U.S. ethnic or cultural communities.
GWSS 4103 - Transnational Feminist Theory (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02500
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Third World and transnational feminisms. Interrogating the categories of "women," "feminism," and "Third World." Varieties of power/oppression that women have endured/resisted, including colonization, nationalism, globalization, and capitalism. Concentrates on postcolonial context.
KIN 3001 - Lifetime Health and Wellness (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of health/wellness. Physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and financial health. Influence of societal changes on general health/wellness of diverse populations.
KIN 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to human anatomy. Emphasizes musculoskeletal anatomy germane to athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning/development.
MUS 5950 - Topics in Music
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 60.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Each offering focuses on a single topic. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
TH 3716 - Stage Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Production process, pre-production to maintaining/closing. Managing rehearsals, communication, conflict resolution. Individual/group projects: promptbook building, blocking notation, Cue placement/execution, scene breakdowns, creating/maintaining checklist, building a form library. prereq: 1501 or instr consent
TH 5117 - Performance and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading, writing, research, presentations and workshops explore activist performance projects. Theories of social formation and ideology provide framework to discuss/animate theater's potential for social change. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity, and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality, and reproduction. Possibilities for social change.
AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581 - AAS 3251W/Afro 3251W/Soc 3251W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analytical overview of three major forms of inequalities in the United Sates today: race, class, gender. Focus on these inequalities as relatively autonomous from one another and as deeply connected/intertwined with one another. Intersectionality key to critical understanding of these social forces. Social change possibilities.
SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Soc 3251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality/reproduction. Possibilities for social change. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
AMST 4101 - Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in America (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01556
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways public and private life intersect through the issues of gender, sexuality, family, politics, and public life; ways in which racial, ethnic, and class divisions have been manifest in the political ideologies affecting private life.
GLBT 4101 - Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in America (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01556
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways public and private life intersect through the issues of gender, sexuality, family, politics, and public life; ways in which racial, ethnic, and class divisions have been manifest in the political ideologies affecting private life.
CSCL 3350W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3350W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLBT 4403 - Queering Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01639
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will give you a solid theoretical foundation in the field of queer studies in addition to explaining its relation to other scholarly traditions, including (but not limited to) feminist theory, GLBT studies, literary studies, psychoanalysis, and postmodernism. Over the course of the semester you will examine the historical forces that birthed queer politics and theory, become conversant in its conceptual basis, interrogate and analyze its various uses and applications, and finally apply it in your own arguments. prereq: Any GWSS or GLBT course
GWSS 4403 - Queering Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01639
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will give you a solid theoretical foundation in the field of queer studies in addition to explaining its relation to other scholarly traditions, including (but not limited to) feminist theory, GLBT studies, literary studies, psychoanalysis, and postmodernism. Over the course of the semester you will examine the historical forces that birthed queer politics and theory, become conversant in its conceptual basis, interrogate and analyze its various uses and applications, and finally apply it in your own arguments. prereq: Any GWSS or GLBT course
GLOS 3144 - Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of Representation in Global Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00749 - GloS 3144/GloS 3144H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to theoretical issues. Power/production of knowledge about world regions. Knowledge, power, politics in contemporary world. Colonialism, nationalism, modernity in shaping academic disciplines. Prereq: soph, jr, or sr
GLOS 3144H - Honors: Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of Representation in Global Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00749 - GloS 3144/GloS 3144H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to theoretical issues. Power, production of knowledge about world regions. Knowledge, power, politics in contemporary world. Colonialism, nationalism, modernity in shaping academic disciplines. Prereq: Honors soph, jr, or sr
GLOS 3145 - Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00844 - GloS 3145/GloS 3415H/GloS 3101
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, political, economic, cultural, historical processes shaping contemporary global phenomena. Topics may include nationalism, colonialism, cultural production, environmental sustainability, globalization of economy, migration/diasporas, global conflict/cooperation. Prereq: soph or jr or sr
GLOS 3145H - Honors: Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00844 - GloS 3145/GloS 3415H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, political, economic, cultural, historical processes shaping contemporary global phenomena. Topics may include nationalism, colonialism, cultural production, environmental sustainability, globalization of economy, migration/diasporas, global conflict/cooperation. Prereq: soph, jr, or sr
DNCE 1030 - Athletic Movement for Dance
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course explores athletic movement and its applications to dance training. Athletes and dancers are the focus of this course. Class work will emphasize: agility, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, 360 degree body motion, strong alignment/skeletal understanding in motion, holistic strength training and stamina.
DNCE 1040 - Modern Dance Partnering Technique
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Technical demands, approaches, and skills needed for partnering in modern dance. prereq: Dance major or instr consent
DNCE 1301 - Tap Technique 1
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Learning fundamental terms, basic rhythm structures, stock steps, and standard time steps.
DNCE 1302 - Tap Technique 2
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental terms, basic rhythms and syncopation, stock steps, and standard time steps; clarity of sound and rhythm. prereq: 1301 or instr consent
DNCE 1313 - African Based Movement
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Varied movement of African diaspora, primarily but not limited to West African region and continent of Africa. Traditional movement. Movement inspired by Africa, the Caribbean, and African diaspora at large. In-class movement participation, one movement midterm, one two-page paper.
DNCE 1315 - Flamenco
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic Spanish Flamenco dance technique with focus on rhythm, footwork, body style. Choreography incorporating techniques learned. Live flamenco guitar accompanies classes.
DNCE 1327 - Argentine Tango
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic rhythms emphasizing posture, axis, walking, lead/follow techniques, footwork patterns. Students listen to music to identify rhythm, communicate.
DNCE 1331 - Yoga
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theory/practice of Yoga. Standing postures, forward bends, twists, balancing, seated postures, inversions, back bends, guided relaxation/meditation. Proper alignment, weight placement, body awareness, relaxation, breathing techniques. Midterm paper, movement demonstration final.
DNCE 1335 - T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Ancient Chinese slow-motion exercise. Helping body/mind to become relaxed/centered. Natural movement patterns, deep breathing, tranquil stress-free mind. Self-defense applications of movements. Non-competitive, non-aggressive.
DNCE 1343 - Urban & Street Dance Forms 1: Introduction
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
We study the origins of Hip Hop dance and how it has evolved to the current incarnations of the form. There is also a focus on Hip Hop culture as a whole and we have many discussions about issues of identity, relation to power, appropriation, and youth culture. The specific forms of movement in this course are toprocking, rocking, breakdancing (breaking), New Jack Swing, and house dance. Some questions to focus on: What is Hip Hop dance? Where does it originate? Who created Hip Hop artistic expressions? What voices/bodies are heard/seen or not heard/not seen in the films assigned?
DNCE 1349 - Contact Improvisation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Safe, clear introduction to principles of contact improvisation. Rolling point of contact, supporting/being supported, falling/recovering, connecting with center as source/support for movement. Classes include warm-up.
DNCE 1351 - African Diasporic Movement 1
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01773
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
First of six-course sequence. Introduction to traditional West African dance technique as a foundational base to begin learning technique, body placement, movement, space, time, energy, isolations, patterns, etiquette, community building, group work and presentation.
DNCE 1352 - African Diasporic Movement 2
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of six-course sequence. Builds on level 1 by further developing in complexity technique movement, poly-rhythm, levels, undulation, combinations, dynamics. Relationship between dance/drum, energy expressing. prereq: 1351 recommended
DNCE 1353 - African Diasporic Movement 3
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Third of six-course sequence. Afro-Brazilian dance, including jumps, turns, floor work, and rhythmicity to develop flexibility, strength, and vocabulary in polycentric movement, moving toward body-sound harmony, illuminating dynamics of coordination, relaxation, breathing, undulation.
DNCE 1354 - African Diasporic Movement 4
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fourth of six-course sequence. Builds on level 3 by exploring movement from mythology of Afro-Brazilian belief systems orix� and Candombl�. How corporal knowledge and technique fluency through the course sequence support different dance techniques. prereq: 1353 or audition or instr consent
DNCE 3301 - Tap Technique 3
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Tap techniques and creative development through improvisational studies. prereq: 1302 or instr consent
DNCE 3302 - Tap Technique 4
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Tap techniques and rhythm structures. prereq: 3301 or instr consent
DNCE 3311 - Contemporary Indian Dance 1
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
First in two-course sequence. Odissi classical Indian dance, martial movement Chhau, Iyengar yoga. Students deconstruct, extend and interweave these to create contemporary South Asian form. Footwork, hip flexion, torso movement, breath, rhythmic complexity. prereq: instr consent
DNCE 3312 - Contemporary Indian Dance 2
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Second in two-course sequence. Odissi classical Indian dance, martial movement Chhau, Iyengar yoga. Students deconstruct, extend and interweave these to create contemporary South Asian form. Footwork, hip flexion, torso movement, breath, rhythmic complexity. prereq: 3311 or instr consent
DNCE 3351 - African Diasporic Movement 5
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Rigorous practice. West African techniques. Cardiovascular endurance of students will improve as a result. Live drummers, students can expect to learn drum parts to enhance the understanding of the rhythms. prereq: 1354 or audition or instr consent
DNCE 3352 - African Diasporic Movement 6
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Dances performed by dance companies of Guinea through the use of more complex and deep rhythms such as Yamama, Doundounba, Baho and Tiribah. Rigorous practice. West African techniques. Live drummers. prereq: DNCE 3351 African Diasporic Movement 5 or audition or instructor consent
DNCE 5110 - Ballet Technique 7
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continuation of ballet technique. Musicality, performance, stylistic differences. Practical work conducted within context of choreographic/aesthetic development of ballet. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 5120 - Ballet Technique 8
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 5110. Musicality, performance, stylistic differences. Practical work conducted within context of choreographic/aesthetic development of ballet. prereq: 5110, dept consent, audition
DNCE 4901 - Capstone Seminar for Dance
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00503 - Dnce 4901/Th 4901
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of senior project, alone or in groups, under guidance of faculty members. prereq: Sr, [Dnce or Th major]
AMST 3113W - Global Minnesota: Diversity in the 21st Century (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse cultural (racial, ethnic, class) groups in America. Institutions/processes that shape their relations and create domination, resistance, hybridity, nationalism, racism, alliance. Specific content may vary.
AMST 3253W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1940 to the Present (HIS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Historical analysis of how popular arts represent issues of gender, race, consumerism, and citizenship. How popular artists define boundaries of citizenship and public life: inclusions/exclusions in polity and national identity. How popular arts reinforce/alter political ideologies.
CSCL 3311W - Theories of Culture (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of three prevalent theoretical perspectives on culture -- philosophical, anthropological, and aesthetic -- as they converge in the work of writers who have contributed to our contemporary conception of cultural diversity.
CSCL 3351W - The Body and the Politics of Representation (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Western representation of the human body, 1500 to present. Body's appearance as a site and sight for production of social and cultural difference (race, ethnicity, class, gender). Visual arts, literature, music, medical treatises, courtesy literature, erotica. (previously 3458W)
DNCE 3401W - Dance History 1 (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historiography of dance, 20th century through present. Reconstruction/incorporation of dance practice in context of globalization. Artistic choices as influenced by complex history of performing arts and terrain of body/politics.
DNCE 3402W - Dance History 2 (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
History/theory of dance in varied forms/aspects. From development of ballet through 20th century modern dance. Second half of year-long survey. prereq: 3401W
DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dance/performance as practiced/transformed by minority groups in the United States. Migration as a global phenomenon, particularly pertaining to land disputes, labor distribution, political asylum, refugee, and dislocation.
AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity, and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality, and reproduction. Possibilities for social change.
AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581 - AAS 3251W/Afro 3251W/Soc 3251W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analytical overview of three major forms of inequalities in the United Sates today: race, class, gender. Focus on these inequalities as relatively autonomous from one another and as deeply connected/intertwined with one another. Intersectionality key to critical understanding of these social forces. Social change possibilities.
SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Soc 3251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality/reproduction. Possibilities for social change. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
CSCL 3350W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3350W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.