Honors Majors & Minors

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Honors Major

Majors in the Honors Program must have received a grade of B+ or better in all dance courses before admission. The choice regarding focus for a student’s major will be determined in consultation with an adviser from the dance faculty.

The Dance Major in Honors is identical to the Dance Course Major in its prerequisites and focus requirements. 

Additional Requirements for the Dance Honors Major:

All dance majors in the Honors Program must do three preparations of two credits each:

1. Dance Studies: two dance studies courses and a literature review

2. Choreography: Dance Lab II (DANC 012) and one dance studies course

3. Either Senior Project or Senior Thesis:

Senior Project (Choreography):

  • DANC 092. Independent Study (Fall)
  • DANC 094. Senior Project (Spring)   

Senior Thesis (Dance Studies):

  • DANC 095. Senior Thesis (Fall)
  • DANC 096. Senior Thesis (Spring)

Students’ choice of which courses to include in their preparations is subject to faculty approval. Syllabi, papers, and videos of student choreography from these courses will be submitted to external examiners as part of students’ Honors Portfolio.

Students should be prepared to submit their final senior project or thesis proposal at the start of their junior year.

 

Honors Minor

The Dance Minor in Honors is identical to the Dance Course Minor in its prerequisites and focus requirements. 

Students in the Honors Program who are presenting a major in another discipline and a minor in dance must do one two-credit preparation in dance, in either Choreography or Dance Studies.

Choreography:

  • One dance studies course
  • Dance Lab II (DANC 012) or Senior Project (DANC 094)

Dance Studies:

  • One dance studies course
  • Senior Thesis (DANC 095)

Students’ choice of which courses to include in their preparations is subject to faculty approval. Syllabi, papers, and videos of student choreography from these courses will be submitted to external examiners as part of students’ Honors Portfolio.

Students should be prepared to submit their final senior project or thesis proposal at the start of their junior year.