Learning Outcomes for the Dance and Movement Studies Minor:
Students who successfully complete a 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.)
- Examine the role of dance and ritual in the lives of individuals and communities, including one's own. (Addressed in FSDMS 201 - Dance: Ritual of Experience.)
- Gain insights into dance as representative of cultural contexts and values. (Addressed in FSDMS 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 FSDMS 201 - Dance: Ritual of Experience and all upper level electives.)
The Dance and Movement Studies Minor
The minor in Dance and Movement Studies requires a minimum of 26 semester credit hours and a GPA of at least 2.0 in courses for the minor. All courses for the minor in Dance and Movement Studies must be taken on the letter-grade basis.
The minor also requires participation in at least one presentation or performance sponsored by the Allegheny Dance and Movement Studies Program. Students are encouraged to seek advice from Dance and Movement Studies faculty in selecting practice courses that suit their interests and goals.
Core Courses (Twelve Credits):
DMS 100 - Principles of Movement
DMS 370 - Creative Processes: Choreography and Improvisation
FSDMS 201 - Dance: Ritual of Experience
Elective (Four Credits):
Choose one of the following:
DMS 470 - History of Contemporary Dance
INTDS 312 - Neuroscience of Dance and Movement
Practice Courses (Twelve Credits):
12 credits of Practice Courses chosen by student with faculty guidance.