Course Special Majors
The program for a Special Major comprises a minimum of five credits in dance coursework. The two disciplines in this major may be philosophically linked or may represent separate areas of the student’s interest; the strongest applicants for the Special Major will be able to articulate why they are proposing a Special Major rather than two separate programs of study (a double major). Examples of past special majors include: Dance and Anthropology, Dance and Art, Dance and Biology, Dance and Education, and Dance and Psychology. Special Majors are encouraged to take at least one dance class, to be included in their program of study, before applying. For students applying for the Special Major with a Dance Studies focus, this should be any course offered in Dance Studies; for students applying for the Special Major with a Choreography focus, this should be DANC 011. Dance Lab I: Making Dance.
All Special Majors will design their programs in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Requirements for the Special Major - Dance Studies focus:
1. Four Dance Studies courses
a. One course from: DANC 021 or 022
b. One course from: DANC 004 or 025
c. Two Dance Studies elective courses
2. DANC 095. Senior Thesis
Requirements for the Special Major - Choreography focus:
1. DANC 011. Dance Lab I: Making Dance
2. DANC 012. Dance Lab II: Making Dance
3. DANC 045. Dance Technique: Yoga
4. One Dance Studies course from: DANC 004, 021, 022, or 025
5. DANC 092. Independent Study
6. DANC 094. Senior Project