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2011-2012 University Catalogue
The University of the Arts
   
 
  Jan 20, 2018
 
 
    
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses

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Course Renumbering

Commencing with the 2013-14 academic year the University began a multi-year course renumbering.  For additional information visit the Course Renumbering page on the Office of the Registrar website.

Renumbered Course List 

  • Division of Liberal Arts
    Many courses within the Division of Liberal Arts commencing with the Summer and Fall 2014 terms will be offered under new course numbers. Students registering for Summer 2014 coursework and beyond will do so using the new course numbers.
 

Dance

  
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    DACR 222 - Studio Practice: Jazz Dance IV

    1 credit
    Continuation of DACR 121 & 122.

    Prerequisites DACR*221

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 231 - Studio Practice: Modern III

    2 credits
    Continuation of DACR 131 & 132.

    Prerequisites DACR*132

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 232 - Studio Practice: Modern IV

    2 credits
    Continuation of DACR 131 & 132.

    Prerequisites DACR*231

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 241 - Dance Pedagogy I

    2 credits
    An introduction to current philosophies and practices of teaching dance and a historical survey of the role of dance in education. The second semester deals with identification and exploration of basic concepts of teaching dance and application of these principles to the concrete development of lesson plans.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 242 - Dance Pedagogy II

    2 credits
    An introduction to current philosophies and practices of teaching dance and a historical survey of the role of dance in education. The second semester deals with identification and exploration of basic concepts of teaching dance and application of these principles to the concrete development of lesson plans.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 250 - Survey of Music

    3 credits
    A survey of the history of music from ancient to modern, including jazz.

    Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Dance.

  
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    DACR 260 - Music for Dance Composition

    1 credit
    An exploration of various kinds of musical materials and literature, from Gregorian chant to New Music, relating the selection of music to the creation of dance composition. Improvisation utilizing different sounds and instruments.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 261 - Dance Composition: Solo Forms

    1 credit
    The course integrates the improvisational skills acquired earlier in Improvisation and in Music for Composition. Designed to provide the beginning choreographer with the tools needed to structure a dance composition in solo and duet forms.

    Prerequisites DACR*260

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 263 - Improvisation II

    1 credit
    Individual improvisations are performed on themes with objects in restricted or altered spaces and times. Various structures are used for group improvisation. Free improvisation with live music is stressed. Required of students majoring in Modern Dance.

    Prerequisites DACR*164

    Open to Modern and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DACR 264 - Improvisation III

    1 credit
    See DA 322A

    Prerequisites DACR*263

    Open to Modern and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DACR 265 - Notation I

    2 credits
    An introduction to the Laban system of recording dance movement. The course deals with the study of basic notation symbols for reading and writing movements involving steps, arm and leg gestures, turns, and rhythmic and spatial patterns. Notation II comprises intermediate study in reading and writing dance phrases including torso, parts of the limbs, and head.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 266 - Notation II

    2 credits
    An introduction to the Laban system of recording dance movement. The course deals with the study of basic notation symbols for reading and writing movements involving steps, arm and leg gestures, turns, and rhythmic and spatial patterns. Notation II comprises intermediate study in reading and writing dance phrases including torso, parts of the limbs, and head.

    Prerequisites DACR*265

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 273 - Intro to the Fitness Industry

    1 credit
  
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    DACR 291 - Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project

    2 credits
    This capstone course is designed to be the culmination of the Foundation Series. The course gives students the opportunity to learn and perform both historical and new works from varied disciplines with an emphasis on the vast approaches to staging, learning and performing dance works.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Students must have completed the 2nd semester of their Freshman, year.

  
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    DACR 292 - Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project

    2 credits
    This capstone course is designed to be the culmination of the Foundation Series. The course gives students the opportunity to learn and perform both historical and new works from varied disciplines with an emphasis on the vast approaches to staging, learning and performing dance works.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112;

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Students must have completed the 2nd semester of their Freshman, year.

  
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    DACR 300 - Dance Summer Course

    4 credits
  
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    DACR 361 - Dance Composition: Duets

    2 credits
    Continuation of DACR 261. Problem-solving and analysis of materials through individual projects. Special emphasis on choreography for duets.

    Prerequisites DACR*261

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 362 - Dance Composition: Group Forms

    2 credits
    Continuation of DACR 261. Problem-solving and analysis of materials through individual projects. Special emphasis on group choreography.

    Prerequisites DACR*261

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 365 - Score Reconstruction

    1 credit
    The application of Laban principles to the recreation of notated solo and/or group works. The works studied are drawn from repertory of established choreographers and include compositions in the various styles of dance. The course may include performance of reconstructed works.

    Prerequisites DACR*265

    Restrictions Junior/Senior Preferred
  
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    DACR 373 - Concepts of Fitness & Health

    2 credits
    A survey of the health/fitness industry, which covers the following areas: personal training, aerobics and dance, wellness, and fitness management. The course prepares students to assume positions in this growing and thriving field.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 375 - Theater Functions

    1 credit
    A basic production course dealing with concepts of lighting and set design for dance. Students are required to gain practical experience by working in the theater on dance concerts during the year.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 441 - Dance Symposium I

    3 credits
    Designed specifically for dance education majors who will be completing their student teaching requirement in the following semester. The course includes curriculum and instruction materials, professional preparation, and evaluation criteria. Discussion centers on the application of dance principles to the learning situation. The role of dance teacher is examined.

    Prerequisites DACR*242

    Open to Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DACR 442 - Dance Symposium II

    3 credits
    This course is designed to complement the actual student teaching experience. Specific situations, problems, and achievements of the student teaching process are discussed and evaluated. Networking and employment opportunities are integral to the course.

    Prerequisites DACR*242

    Open to Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DACR 449 - Student Teaching

    7 credits
    Students teach under supervised direction for one semester in a public or private school. If placement for student teaching is not within a school system, arrangements are made for the student to do this supervised teaching through local dance studios.

    Open to Dance Education majors only. Student must have completed the 1st semester of their Junior year, (75 credits).

  
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    DACR 461 - Advanced Dance Composition

    2 credits
    Continuation of DACR 361 & 362. Senior elective course to assist students in preparation of their Senior concerts.

    Prerequisites DACR*361

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 463 - Contact Improvisation

    1 credit
    Emphasizes the development of tools and skills necessary for realizing individual professional goals, vehicles and processes for change in the various fields of dance within our society. This course develops an awareness of managing life and work as a professional in dance. Topics include basic business principles as well as career self-management and an overview of career opportunities. Guest speakers include faculty and staff from within the University as well as experts from the field.

    Prerequisites DACR*164

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 470 - Survey of the Business of Dance

    2 credits
    Emphasizes the development of tools and skills necessary for realizing individual professional goals, vehicles, and processes for change in the various fields of dance within our society. This course develops an awareness of managing life and work as a professional in dance. Topics include basic business principles as well as career self-management and an overview of career opportunities. Guest speakers include faculty and staff from within the University as well as experts from the field.

    Prerequisites DACR*212, DACR*232, or DACR*222

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 490 - Independent Study

    1 - 6 credits
    Independent Study offers a matriculated student the opportunity to initiate individual research or advanced projects that are beyond the limits of the standard curriculum, with limited supervision. Independent Study is available to Junior and Senior undergraduate students who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and to graduate students in good standing. Each Independent Study may be taken for 1 to 3 credits in Liberal Arts, 1.5 credits in CAMD, and 1 to 6 credits in CPA. Independent Study cannot fulfill major requirements. Independent Study may serve as free, studio, and liberal arts electives, depending on the topic of investigation. Students cannot apply more than 12 total credits of independent study toward their degree requirements.

    Restricted to Undergraduate students only.

  
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    DACR 491 - Senior Project & Critique

    1 credit
    This capstone course is designed to be the culmination of the Research Series for all dance majors. It is designed to assist senior students in the development and presentation of their senior projects. Each student will propose a project, develop goals and objectives for the year, and present their work. They will also participate in rehearsals, performance, and technical aspects of the projects and presentations.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Students must have completed the 2nd semester of , their Junior year (90 credits).

  
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    DACR 492 - Senior Project & Critique

    1 credit
    This capstone course is designed to be the culmination of the Research Series for all dance majors. It is designed to assist senior students in the development and presentation of their senior projects. Each student will propose a project, develop goals and objectives for the year, and present their work. They will also participate in rehearsals, performance, and technical aspects of the projects and presentations.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Students must have completed the 2nd semester of , their Junior year (90 credits).

  
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    DACR 493 - Senior Seminar

    0.5 credits
    Time is spent discussing senior project ideas, sharing work as it develops, honing artists statements, and using websites as portfolios of the work that develops. Different methods and ways of thinking about performance will be encouraged through ongoing critical dialogue about current ideas and motivations that circulate and move through the field of dance and performance.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Students must have completed the 2nd semester of , their Junior year (90 credits).

  
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    DACR 494 - Senior Seminar

    0.5 credits
    Time is spent discussing senior project ideas, sharing work as it develops, honing artists statements, and using websites as portfolios of the work that develops. Different methods and ways of thinking about performance will be encouraged through ongoing critical dialogue about current ideas and motivations that circulate and move through the field of dance and performance.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Students must have completed the 2nd semester of , their Junior year (90 credits).

  
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    DACR 495 - National H.S. Dance Festival Internship

    1 - 3 credits
    This hands-on course is designed to build a student’s skills in Arts Administration and specifically the Business of Dance. The course’s focus is on direct applications of how a national dance festival is planned and executed. Students will learn skills in creating data spreadsheets and reports, preparing informational festival packets, and public relations and management skills. Part of the class will entail working at the ninth National High School Dance Festival hosted by the School of Dance.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DACR 499 - Dance Internship

    3 - 12 credits
    Internships are a valuable part of a student’s academic experience. By reinforcing and expanding classroom theory and practice, internships enable students to test career choices and gain a greater understanding of the workplace through this initial entry into the professional world. The internship assists students in testing and expanding their professional skills and knowledge, enabling them to make informed career decisions.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Student must have completed the 1st semester, of their Sophomore year (45 credits).

  
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    DAPD 300 - Pedagogies of Performance in Dance

    1.5 credits
    PODS offer students the opportunity to make connections through multiple access points, especially in areas of performance. An interdisciplinary system, PODS are designed to help students recognize the tools and methodologies used in their own creative work. Structurally each POD is identified by a unique topic (special topic). Students work with this topic to make connections as it relates to one of five POD labs. Concurrent enrollment in a POD lab is required for this course.

    Prerequisites DACR*291 DACR*292

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Students must have completed the 2nd semester of their Sophomore, year (60 credits).

    Restrictions DAPD Lab Required
  
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    DAPD 311 - Lab: Documentation

    .5 credits
    POD labs are set up as locations to deepen and expand the studio experiences set in motion by the PODs. They are intended to create an environment for students to experiment in ways that contribute to developing new skills for dancers and dance makers to develop within, alongside and in support of the art form.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DAPD 312 - Lab: Ethics and Politics

    .5 credits
    POD labs are set up as locations to deepen and expand the studio experiences set in motion by the PODs. They are intended to create an environment for students to experiment in ways that contribute to developing new skills for dancers and dance makers to develop within, alongside and in support of the art form.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DAPD 313 - Lab: Hybrid

    .5 credits
    POD labs are set up as locations to deepen and expand the studio experiences set in motion by the PODs. They are intended to create an environment for students to experiment in ways that contribute to developing new skills for dancers and dance makers to develop within, alongside and in support of the art form.

  
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    DAPD 314 - Lab: Mediated Forms

    .5 credits
    POD labs are set up as locations to deepen and expand the studio experiences set in motion by the PODs. They are intended to create an environment for students to experiment in ways that contribute to developing new skills for dancers and dance makers to develop within, alongside and in support of the art form.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DAPD 315 - Lab: Visual Perspectives

    .5 credits
    POD labs are set up as locations to deepen and expand the studio experiences set in motion by the PODs. They are intended to create an environment for students to experiment in ways that contribute to developing new skills for dancers and dance makers to develop within, alongside and in support of the art form.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 111 - Ballet

    3 credits
    This freshman course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in ballet with a focus on anatomically sound technique with respect for the specific needs and abilities of each individual. Rooted in a codified vocabulary, courses emphasize alignment, movement efficiency, musicality, spaciousness and expressivity. Continuous advancement and development is provided through 5 week module sequence.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 112 - Ballet

    3 credits
    This freshman course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in ballet with a focus on anatomically sound technique with respect for the specific needs and abilities of each individual. Rooted in a codified vocabulary, courses emphasize alignment, movement efficiency, musicality, spaciousness and expressivity. Continuous advancement and development is provided through 5 week module sequence.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 141 - Modern & Jazz Dance

    3 credits
    A freshmen course that combines the training and practice of both traditional and emerging techniques of Modern and Jazz Dance fields. Each five weeks of the term, a new practice is introduced. Continuous advancement and development is provided through 5 week module sequence.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 142 - Modern & Jazz Dance

    3 credits
    A freshmen course that combines the training and practice of both traditional and emerging techniques of Modern and Jazz Dance fields. Each five weeks of the term, a new practice is introduced. Continuous advancement and development is provided through 5 week module sequence.

    Prerequisites DASP*141

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 151 - Expanded Field Lab

    0.5 credits
    Students will be encouraged to consider dance within and alongside the expanding fields of contemporary art. These labs will be a location where the physical and the social, theoretical will join. Emphasis on hands-on projects that push and pull at the boundaries of how dances get made, where dances happen and (even) why dance matters in today’s society.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 152 - Expanded Field Lab

    0.5 credits
    Students will be encouraged to consider dance within and alongside the expanding fields of contemporary art. These labs will be a location where the physical and the social, theoretical will join. Emphasis on hands-on projects that push and pull at the boundaries of how dances get made, where dances happen and (even) why dance matters in today’s society.

    Prerequisites DASP*151

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 211 - Ballet

    3 credits
    This sophomore course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in ballet with a focus on anatomically sound technique with respect for the specific needs and abilities of each individual. Rooted in a codified vocabulary, courses emphasize alignment, movement efficiency, musicality, spaciousness and expressivity. Continuous advancement and development is provided through 5 week module sequence.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 212 - Ballet

    3 credits
    This sophomore course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in ballet with a focus on anatomically sound technique with respect for the specific needs and abilities of each individual. Rooted in a codified vocabulary, courses emphasize alignment, movement efficiency, musicality, spaciousness and expressivity. Continuous advancement and development is provided through 5 week module sequence.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 241 - Modern & Jazz Dance

    3 credits
    A sophomore course that combines the training and practice of both traditional and emerging techniques of Modern and Jazz Dance fields. Each five weeks of the term, a new practice is introduced. Continuous advancement and development is provided through 5 week module sequence.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 242 - Modern & Jazz Dance

    3 credits
    A sophomore course that combines the training and practice of both traditional and emerging techniques of Modern and Jazz Dance fields. Each five weeks of the term, a new practice is introduced. Continuous advancement and development is provided through 5 week module sequence.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 251 - Extended Practice Lab

    0.5 credits
    These labs will give students the opportunity to extend their studio practice into varying directions of expertise including but not limited to tap, pointe work, partnering (both classical & contemporary), improvisation and men’s class. It will include audition techniques that facilitate and help to organize a student’s expertise and prepare them for varied directions in their pursuit of study and performance opportunities. These labs will be team taught by faculty and visiting artists.

    Prerequisites DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*141 DASP*142

  
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    DASP 252 - Extended Practice Lab

    0.5 credits
    These labs will give students the opportunity to extend their studio practice into varying directions of expertise including but not limited to tap, pointe work, partnering (both classical & contemporary), improvisation and men’s class. It will include audition techniques that facilitate and help to organize a student’s expertise and prepare them for varied directions in their pursuit of study and performance opportunities. These labs will be team taught by faculty and visiting artists.

  
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    DASP 300 - Special Topics

    1.5 credits
    This topic will change by semester according to the expertise of the faculty and visiting artists and leaves room in the curriculum for emerging forms.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 311 - Ballet

    1.5 credits
    This intermediate level course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in ballet with a focus on anatomically sound technique with respect for the specific needs and abilities of each individual. Rooted in a codified vocabulary, courses emphasize alignment, movement efficiency, musicality, spaciousness and expressivity.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 312 - Ballet

    1.5 credits
    This intermediate level course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in ballet with a focus on anatomically sound technique with respect for the specific needs and abilities of each individual. Rooted in a codified vocabulary, courses emphasize alignment, movement efficiency, musicality, spaciousness and expressivity.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 321 - Jazz

    1.5 credits
    This intermediate course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in area of jazz with an emphasis on the modernist cannon of both techniques and with special attention to new, emerging forms that blur boundaries and share styles. A dancer will learn to translate, adapt, quickly, and transition smoothly while focusing on the unique and inherent expressivity of each form.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

  
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    DASP 322 - Jazz

    1.5 credits
    This intermediate course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in area of jazz with an emphasis on the modernist cannon of both techniques and with special attention to new, emerging forms that blur boundaries and share styles. A dancer will learn to translate, adapt, quickly, and transition smoothly while focusing on the unique and inherent expressivity of each form.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

  
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    DASP 331 - Modern

    1.5 credits
    This intermediate course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in area of modern dance with an emphasis on the modernist cannon of both techniques and with special attention to new, emerging forms that blur boundaries and share styles. A dancer will learn to translate, adapt quickly, and transition smoothly while focusing on the unique and inherent expressivity of each form.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

  
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    DASP 332 - Modern

    1.5 credits
    This intermediate course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in area of modern dance with an emphasis on the modernist cannon of both techniques and with special attention to new, emerging forms that blur boundaries and share styles. A dancer will learn to translate, adapt quickly, and transition smoothly while focusing on the unique and inherent expressivity of each form.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

  
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    DASP 411 - Ballet

    1.5 credits
    This advanced level course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in ballet with a focus on anatomically sound technique with respect for the specific needs and abilities of each individual. Rooted in a codified vocabulary, courses emphasize alignment, movement efficiency, musicality, spaciousness and expressivity.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 412 - Ballet

    1.5 credits
    This advanced level course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in ballet with a focus on anatomically sound technique with respect for the specific needs and abilities of each individual. Rooted in a codified vocabulary, courses emphasize alignment, movement efficiency, musicality, spaciousness and expressivity.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

  
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    DASP 421 - Jazz

    1.5 credits
    This advanced course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in area of jazz with an emphasis on the modernist cannon of both techniques and with special attention to new, emerging forms that blur boundaries and share styles. A dancer will learn to translate, adapt quickly, and transition smoothly while focusing on the unique and inherent expressivity of each form.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 422 - Jazz

    1.5 credits
    This advanced course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in area of jazz with an emphasis on the modernist cannon of both techniques and with special attention to new, emerging forms that blur boundaries and share styles. A dancer will learn to translate, adapt quickly, and transition smoothly while focusing on the unique and inherent expressivity of each form.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

  
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    DASP 431 - Modern

    1.5 credits
    This advanced course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in area of modern dance with an emphasis on the modernist cannon of both techniques and with special attention to new, emerging forms that blur boundaries and share styles. A dancer will learn to translate, adapt quickly, and transition smoothly while focusing on the unique and inherent expressivity of each form.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DASP 432 - Modern

    1.5 credits
    This advanced course will rotate through techniques, styles, faculty, and visiting artists in area of modern dance with an emphasis on the modernist cannon of both techniques and with special attention to new, emerging forms that blur boundaries and share styles. A dancer will learn to translate, adapt quickly, and transition smoothly while focusing on the unique and inherent expressivity of each form.

    Prerequisites DASP*141 DASP*142 DASP*111 DASP*112 DASP*211 DASP*212 DASP*241 DASP*242

  
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    GRDA 699 - Topics: Dance

    1 - 6 credits
    Graduate students may register for upper-level undergraduate liberal arts courses and studio electives for graduate credit. Graduate students are expected to contribute at a higher level in the classroom and have additional assignments (readings, papers, etc.) in order to be granted graduate credit. Students are advised to select an area of study that broadens or intensifies their background in the arts, education, and related disciplines. Often this work contributes directly to the preparation of the graduate project proposal. In order to register for an upper-level undergraduate course and receive credit, the student must submit a completed special topics/independent study form to the Office of the Registrar.

  
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    IDES 501 - Business Planning and Practices

    3 credits
    Based on the principles of human-center design, this course introduces students in the arts and media to the principles of business - idea development, marketing, finances, and presentation skills - and develops competencies in strategic thinking problem solving, goal setting, time management, presentation skills, business writing, and financial literacy. Over the course of the semester students research, develop and prototype their ideas forming them into viable ventures. The course also introduces students to the various organizational structures used in business - small and large, start-up and established. The course culminates with public presentations and judging with the best proposals being eligible for a venture grant or participation in a summer incubator program.

  
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    IDES 506 - Cognitive Science of Interaction Design

    3 credits
    The goal of this course is to address complexity of interaction between human beings and designed systems, environments or objects. This includes a wide range of practical applications - from designing or iPhone apps and interactive installations to designing of “”smart clothes”” and neural interfaces. In the first part of the course students will be introduced to basic concepts and vocabulary of the fields of cognitive science and psychology relating to interaction design. The main topics covered in the course will be cognitive science research findings related to information input and processing theory, perception and cognition, information appliances and interface design. In the second part of the course students will apply their knowledge of cognitive science concepts and human-centered design theory to specific projects assigned to them in collaboration with the main design studio and their personal interest.

  
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    IDES 508 - Design Research and Synthesis

    3 credits
    This course is focused on design research as it applies in a human-centered design context. Through readings, presentations, and discussions students learn to distinguish and articulate different research strategies, review methods and ways of making sense of data collected. Making sense of complexity by doing and devising actions based on abductive thinking produce meaningful argument that support decision making and iterative design development. Special emphasis is placed on ethnography, communication theory, and interventions in organizational systems and cultures.


Dance - Performance

  
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    DAPF 143 - Spanish Dance

    1 credit
    This beginning-level course provides an introduction to the elements of Spanish dance. Students learn how to use castanets, plus the arm and footwork, turns, and rhythmic hand-clapping characteristics of flamenco. Through classroom exercises and videotapes, students explore several types of Spanish folk dance, classical dance, and contemporary choreographic styles, and learn a number of short dances, including at least one verse of the popular “”Sevillanas.”“

  
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    DAPF 145 - African Dance

    1 credit
    The study of the contribution of black dance to the development of American dance through the mastery of the technique.

  
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    DAPF 150 - Yoga

    1 credit
    The study of a system of exercises to achieve physical and spiritual well-being.

    Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Dance.

  
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    DAPF 151 - Mat Class

    1 credit
    The Pilates Mat is a part of the Pilates method of exercise. Pilates Mat helps build strength while maintaining flexibility. The Pilates exercise has been used for over 70 years by dancers, musicians, and athletes to help them enhance their performance.

    Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Dance.

  
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    DAPF 153 - Alexander Technique

    1 credit
    A method for moving with ease and grace that can be used in any situation (ballet, jazz, modern dance, and also everyday activities). By releasing unnecessary tension in movement, the student learns to avoid dance injuries or change harmful habits so that chronic injuries can heal.

  
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    DAPF 155 - Karate Elective

    1 credit
  
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    DAPF 157 - Mime

    1 credit
    An exploration of the commedia dell’arte, Kabuki, and twentieth-century techniques developed by Decroux, Barrault, and Marceau. Emphasis is placed on animals as the primary key to fundamental movement, including elements of age, environment, body type, and facial features.

  
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    DAPF 173 - Stage Combat

    1 credit
    Introduces dancers to stage fencing techniques using courtswords, sabers, and daggers.

  
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    DAPF 201 - Studio Practice: Tap III

    1 credit
    The study and practice of the tap style of dance from simple rhythmic footwork to more complex multirhythms and repertory. Required of students majoring in Jazz/Theater Dance.

    Prerequisites DACR*102

    Priority enrollment to Jazz Dance majors. Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DAPF 202 - Studio Practice: Tap IV

    1 credit
    The study and practice of the tap style of dance from simple rhythmic footwork to more complex multirhythms and repertory. Required of students majoring in Jazz/Theater Dance.

    Prerequisites DAPF*201

    Priority enrollment to Jazz Dance majors. Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

  
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    DAPF 251 - Intermediate Pilates Mat

    1 credit
    A continuation of Pilates Mat Class. The Pilates Method is a series of exercises intended as a complete approach to developing body awareness and easing physicality. It is an exercise-based system that aims to develop the body’s center in order to create a stable core for all types of movement. Intermediate Pilates Mat continues to build strength and flexibility through the practice and study of the practical and conceptual work of founder Joseph Pilates. Exercises are taught in greater depth with a more advanced exploration of the Pilates conditioning system.

    Prerequisites DAPF*151

    Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Dance.

  
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    DAPF 252 - Costume Design & Construction for Dance

    2 credits
    This course introduces the fundamental principles of costume design and construction for stage productions. Through the analysis of music, movement, color texture, light and mood, the student will develop a knowledge of the various elements of effective costuming. Students will study types of fabric and costume construction methods through a series of class projects. They will develop the skills to create design ideas in collaboration with choreographers, performers, and directors.

  
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    DAPF 311 - Studio Practice: Ballet V

    4 credits
    Continuation of DACR 211 & 212.

    Prerequisites DACR*212

    Open to Ballet and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 312 - Studio Practice: Ballet VI

    4 credits
    Continuation of DACR 311.

    Prerequisites DAPF*311

    Open to Ballet and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 313 - Pointe I

    1 credit
    Basic technique of dancing ballet on pointe. Women’s dance variations from the classical repertoire.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

    Restrictions Advanced Course - See Dept.
  
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    DAPF 314 - Pointe II

    1 credit
    Basic technique of dancing ballet on pointe. Women’s dance variations from the classical repertoire.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only.

    Restrictions Advanced Course - See Dept.
  
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    DAPF 315 - Ballet Repertory I

    1 credit
    The study and performance of dances of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, followed by major classical and modern ballets.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Student must have completed the 1st semester of their Freshman, year (15 credits).

  
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    DAPF 316 - Ballet Repertory II

    1 credit
    The study and performance of dances of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, followed by major classical and modern ballets.

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Student must have completed the 1st semester of their Freshman, year (15 credits).

  
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    DAPF 317 - Studio Practice: Ballet for Non-Majors

    1 credit
    Continuation of DACR 211 & 212. For students majoring in Modern or Jazz/Theater Dance.

    Prerequisites DACR*212

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Not open to Ballet majors. Student must have completed the 1st semester, of their Sophomore year (45 credits).

  
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    DAPF 318 - Studio Pract: Ballet for Non-Majors VI

    1 credit
    Continuation of DACR 211 & 212. For students majoring in Modern or Jazz/Theater Dance.

    Prerequisites DACR*212

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Not open to Ballet majors. Student must have completed the 1st semester, of their Sophomore year (45 credits).

  
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    DAPF 321 - Studio Practice: Jazz V

    4 credits
    Continued development of technique and various styles as introduced in DACR 221 & 222. The course progresses from basic to complex rhythm and isolation exercises and movement combinations stressing subtlety of dynamics, as well as preparation of repertory.

    Prerequisites DACR*222

    Open to Jazz Dance and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 322 - Studio Practice: Jazz VI

    4 credits
    Continued development of technique and various styles as introduced in DACR 221 & 222. The course progresses from basic to complex rhythm and isolation exercises and movement combinations stressing subtlety of dynamics, as well as preparation of repertory.

    Prerequisites DAPF*321

    Open to Jazz Dance and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 325 - Jazz Repertory I

    1 credit
    A study of concert and theater jazz dance repertory by resident or guest choreographers or notators, as well as viewing, discussion, and analysis of great works in video and film.

    Open to Jazz Dance and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 326 - Jazz Repertory II

    1 credit
    A study of concert and theater jazz dance repertory by resident or guest choreographers or notators, as well as viewing, discussion, and analysis of great works in video and film.

    Open to Jazz Dance and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 327 - Studio Practice: Jazz for Non-Majors V

    1 credit
    Designed for Ballet and Modern majors. The course further develops the vocabulary and skills learned in DACR 221 & 222.

    Prerequisites DACR*222

    Not open to Jazz Dance majors.

  
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    DAPF 328 - Studio Practice: Jazz for Non-Majors VI

    1 credit
    Designed for Ballet and Modern majors. The course further develops the vocabulary and skills learned in DACR 221 & 222.

    Prerequisites DACR*222

    Not open to Jazz Dance majors.

  
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    DAPF 331 - Studio Practice: Modern V

    4 credits
    Continuation of DACR 231 & 232.

    Prerequisites DACR*232

    Open to Modern and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 332 - Studio Practice: Modern VI

    4 credits
    Continuation of DACR 231 & 232.

    Prerequisites DAPF*331

    Open to Modern and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 335 - Modern Repertory I

    1 credit
    A study of the contemporary and/or classical repertory by resident or guest choreographers or notators, as well as the viewing, discussion, and analysis of great works on video and film.

    Open to Modern and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 336 - Modern Repertory II

    1 credit
    A study of the contemporary and/or classical repertory by resident or guest choreographers or notators, as well as the viewing, discussion, and analysis of great works on video and film.

    Open to Modern and Dance Education majors only.

  
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    DAPF 337 - Studio Practice: Modern for Non-Majors V

    1 credit
    Continuation of DACR 231 & 232. For students majoring in Ballet or Jazz/Theater Dance.

    Prerequisites DACR*232

    Open to majors in the School of Dance only. Student must have completed the 1st semester, of their Sophomore year (45 credits).

 

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