Department of Dance



Minor in Dance


Minor in Dance

The Program

Students who minor in Dance receive an introduction to choreography, movement practice, and cultural and historical studies of dance that enable them to pursue upper-division courses germane to a particular focus in dance.

Students must declare the minor before their final degree check before graduation, by completing a petition with the Student Affairs Office in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Prior approval by the Department of Dance is required. The minor is noted on the transcript at the time the degree is conferred.

See Minors under the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences in the Colleges and Programs section of the catalog for additional information on minors.

Requirements

To complete a minor in Dance, students must complete 30 units in Dance as follows:

Lower Division (14 units required):

  1. Introductory Courses (8 units required)
    • Dance 014: Introduction to Choreography (4 units)
    • Dance 019: Introduction to Dance Studies (4 units)
  2. Movement Practice Courses (6 units required)
    • Dance 067A: Beginning Modern Dance (2 units)
    • Dance 067B: Intermediate Modern Dance (2 units)
    • Dance 067C: Advanced Modern Dance (2 units)
    • Dance 071A: Beginning Ballet Technique (2 units)
    • Dance 071B: Intermediate Ballet Technique (2 units)
    • Dance 072A: Beginning Tap Technique (2 units)
    • Dance 072B: Intermediate Tap Technique (2 units)
    • Dance 072C: Advanced Tap Technique (2 units)
    • Dance 073A: Dance of Mexico — Beginning (2 units) — cross listed: Latin American Studies 073A
    • Dance 073B: Dance of Mexico — Intermediate (2 units) — cross listed: Latin American Studies 073B
    • Dance 075A: Beginning World Dance Forms (2 units)
    • Dance 075B: Intermediate World Dance Forms (2 units)
    • Dance 081A: Dance Cultures, Culture in Dance — Beginning (2 units)
    • Dance 081B: Dance Cultures, Culture in Dance — Intermediate (2 units)
    • Dance 081C: Dance Cultures, Culture in Dance — Advanced (2 units)

Upper Division (16 units required):

  • Dance 114A: Dance Composition I (4 units)
  • Dance 114B: Dance Composition II (4 units)
  • Dance 114C: Dance Composition III (4 units)
  • Dance 131: Dance, Gender, Sexuality (4 units) — cross listed: Women’s Studies 127
  • Dance 132: Dance, Citizenship, Location (4 units)
  • Dance 133: Dance, Space, Time (4 units)
  • Dance 134: Dance, Genre, Institutions (4 units)
  • Dance 135: Dance, Race, Property (4 units)
  • Dance 155 (E-Z): Seminar in Music and Dance (4 units)
  • Dance 161: Choreographing the Screen (4 units)
  • Dance 162: Tool, Technology, Technique (4 units)
  • Dance 171 (E-Z): Filmic Bodies (4 units)
  • Dance 172 (E-Z): Televisual Bodies (4 units)
  • Dance 173 (E-Z): Digitized Bodies (4 units)
  • Dance 180 (E-Z): Dance Practicum (4 units)

For more information, contact:
Academic Advisor
Department of Dance
University of California, Riverside
Riverside , CA 92521-0328
Phone: (951) 827-3343
Fax: (951) 827-4651
Email: judith.llausas@ucr.edu

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Dance
121 Arts Building

Tel: (951) 827-3944
Fax: (951) 827-4651

Graduate Program Inquiries: danceadvising@ucr.edu

Undergraduate Program Inquiries: judith.llausas@ucr.edu

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