May 25, 2019  
2016-2018 Catalog 
2016-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance Minor

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Arts Building, Third Floor

(760) 750-4137

Director, School of Arts:
Jacquelyn Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

Karen Schaffman, Ph.D.

Program of Study

The Minor in Dance offers students an understanding of contemporary dance practice and performance within political, social, and cultural context. With a convergence of practice and theory, courses blend creative and intellectual activities. Through movement awareness and ideo-kinetic learning, students can become skilled collaborators, intelligent movers, and embodied thinkers, who are culturally aware and sensitive to our local and global community. Students may focus their dance research on the following areas:

  • Dance Making and Performance
  • Critical analysis and cultural studies
  • Visual Media
  • Pedagogy Geared Toward Youth

Students may also design a Special Major  that defines links with another academic field such as:

  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Kinesiology
  • Women’s Studies
  • Visual Culture and Media Art
  • Theatre

Special Conditions for a Minor in Dance

All courses submitted for the minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Twelve (12) units of study must be completed at CSUSM. Courses submitted for the minor may also be used to satisfy General Education requirements. Visual and Performing Arts majors and Music majors may pursue this minor if nine (9) units are mutually exclusive, i.e., not double-counted for the major and minor. At least nine (9) units counted toward the minor must be at the upper-division level.


One Studio Course in Choreography: (3 Units)

Studio or Critical/Theory Course in Another VPA Discipline, Upon Approval by Advisor (3 Units)

Total (18 Units)

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