Learning Outcomes

Students who minor in Dance and Movement Studies will:

  • Apply basic anatomical relationships to the felt sense of the body, including the expressiveness inherent in movement. (Addressed in DMS 100 – Principles of Movement)
  • Explore the body-mind as a dynamic system subject to change through personal choice and environmental influences, including influences from assumptions inherent in language. (Addressed in DMS 200 – Landscapes of the Body)
  • Examine the role of dance and ritual in the lives of individuals and communities, including one’s own. (Addressed in FS DMS 201- Dance: Ritual of Experience)
  • Gain insights into dance as representative of cultural contexts and values. (Addressed in FS DMS 201 – Dance: Ritual of Experience and DMS 470 History of Contemporary Dance)
  • Develop skills in presenting, both in writing and in speaking, topics from the discipline of Dance and Movement Studies. (Addressed in FS DMS 201 – Dance: Ritual of Experience and all upper level electives)

Students who study Dance and Movement practice courses will:

  • Gain proficiency in skills specific to the practice or dance style. (Addressed in all practice courses)
  • Be familiar with the history and cultural significance of the practice or dance style. (Addressed in all practice courses)