Requirements for the A.S. Degree

Common Core Requirements Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A: ENGL-101, English Composition I 3
  ENGL-102, English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Select one course from I.B) 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C: Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course from I.C) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course from II.A) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course from II.B) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C1: Creative Expression (Select one course from 2C1)
Recommended: select from area different from concentration
3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D: Individual & Society (Select one course from 2D) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E: Scientific World (Select one course from 2E) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D or 2E: (select one course2) 3
Subtotal 30
Requirements for the Major

All students in the Associate in Science (A.S.) in Dance Degree Program must complete the following degree requirements.

Students select 21-23 credits in consultation with a departmental adviser as follows:
Recommended to take as part of Flexible Core (see Common Core Requirements):
DAN-111 Introduction to the Art of the Dance
The following courses are required (7 credits):
DAN-110 Foundations of Dance Movement (Syllabus)
DAN-249 Modern Dance Improvisation
DAN-251 Choreography I (Syllabus)
Two of the following courses in Modern Dance Technique (4 Credits):
DAN-124 Beginning Modern Dance for Majors (Syllabus)
DAN-125 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance I (Syllabus)
DAN-126 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance II (Syllabus)
DAN-127 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance III (Syllabus)
DAN-220 Intermediate Modern Dance I (Syllabus)
DAN-221 Intermediate Modern Dance II (Syllabus)
DAN-222 Intermediate Modern Dance III (Syllabus)
Two of the following courses in Ballet Technique (4 Credits):
DAN-134 Beginning Ballet for Majors (Syllabus)
DAN-135 Advanced Beginning Ballet I (Syllabus)
DAN-136 Advanced Beginning Ballet II (Syllabus)
DAN-137 Advanced Beginning Ballet III (Syllabus)
DAN-230 Intermediate Ballet I (Syllabus)
DAN-231 Intermediate Ballet II (Syllabus)
DAN-232 Intermediate Ballet III (Syllabus)
Two of the following courses in Repertory or Workshop (4-6 Credits):
DAN-160 Repertory I (Syllabus)
DAN-161 Repertory II (Syllabus)
DAN-2603 Dance Workshop I
DAN-2613 Dance Workshop II
DAN-2623 Dance Workshop III
One of the following courses in Modern Dance or Ballet Technique (2 Credits):
DAN-125 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance I (Syllabus)
DAN-126 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance II (Syllabus)
DAN-127 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance III (Syllabus)
DAN-220 Intermediate Modern Dance I (Syllabus)
DAN-221 Intermediate Modern Dance II (Syllabus)
DAN-222 Intermediate Modern Dance III (Syllabus)
DAN-135 Advanced Beginning Ballet I (Syllabus)
DAN-136 Advanced Beginning Ballet II (Syllabus)
DAN-137 Advanced Beginning Ballet III (Syllabus)
DAN-230 Intermediate Ballet I (Syllabus)
DAN-231 Intermediate Ballet II (Syllabus)
DAN-232 Intermediate Ballet III (Syllabus)
One of the following courses as a Technique Elective (2 Credits):
DAN-125 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance I (Syllabus)
DAN-126 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance II (Syllabus)
DAN-127 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance III (Syllabus)
DAN-220 Intermediate Modern Dance I (Syllabus)
DAN-221 Intermediate Modern Dance II (Syllabus)
DAN-222 Intermediate Modern Dance III (Syllabus)
DAN-135 Advanced Beginning Ballet I (Syllabus)
DAN-136 Advanced Beginning Ballet II (Syllabus)
DAN-137 Advanced Beginning Ballet III (Syllabus)
DAN-230 Intermediate Ballet I (Syllabus)
DAN-231 Intermediate Ballet II (Syllabus)
DAN-232 Intermediate Ballet III (Syllabus)
DAN-103 African and Afro-Caribbean Dance
DAN-140 Advanced Beginning Jazz Dance
DAN-252 Contact Improvisation (Syllabus)
DAN-270 Special Topics in Modern Dance I
DAN-271 Special Topics in Modern Dance II
DAN-272 Special Topics in Modern Dance III
Subtotal 21-23
Additional Major Requirements
SP-2114 Speech Communication4 3
HE-101
or
HE-102
Introduction to Health Education

Health Behavior & Society
1-2
One course in PE-400 or PE-500 series or DAN-100 series 1
Laboratory Science5 BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 5-7
Electives
Free electives 0-3
Subtotal 0-3

Total Credits Required

60

1 Recommended: select from area different from concentration (ARTH-100 to ARTH-128 including ARTH-202 & ARTH-225, or DAN-111, or MU-110 , or MU-120, or SP-471, or SP-472, or TH-111).

2 Recommended: select course from 2C in concentration discipline.

3 Audition required.

4 Students who have taken SP-211 in the Common Core are recommended to take a Foreign Language course; or HI-110, HI-11, HI-112; or a Social Sciences course.

5 Students who have taken a STEM Variant course in the Common Core 1C have fulfilled this requirement.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated "WI") to fulfill degree requirements.

Sections of the following courses denoted as "WI" may be taken to partially satisfy the Writing Intensive Requirement: ARTH-100, ARTH-101, ARTH-120, ARTH-202; MU-110; SP-142, SP-433, SP-275, SP-434, TH-111, TH-120, TH-221, DAN-111, BI-140, BI-202, GE-101, GE-125, CH-101, CH-102, CH-110, CH-111; MA-301, MA-321; ECON-101, ECON-102, SOCY-101, SOCY-230, SOCY-275, PLSC-101, PLSC-180, PSYC-101, PSYC-220, PHIL-101, PHIL-130, PHIL-140; HI-110, HI-111, HI-112, HI-127, HI-128; LF-401, LG-401, LI-401, LS-402; HE-102; PH-110

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Dance- Catalog Year 2017-18

This is a recommended course sequence for completing the A.S. Degree in Dance in two years. Students who are interested in transferring to a B.F.A. degree in Dance should take more technique courses in consultation with the dance faculty.

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 119 College Algebra OR MA 301 Math for the Liberal Arts

OR MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

DAN 110 Foundations of Dance Movement

3

none

DAN 124, 125, 126, or 127 Modern Dance

2

Level determined by placement class

DAN 134, 135, 136, or 137 Ballet

2

Level determined by placement class

SP 211 Speech Communication (or other selection from Flexible Core 2.B. - U.S. in its Diversity) 

3

Pre-req. for SP 211: remedial speech if required Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

16


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-102 English Composition II

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL-101 or placement

DAN 125, 126,127, 220, 221, or 222 Modern Dance

2

Level determined by placement class

DAN 135, 136, 230,231, or 232 Ballet

2

Level determined by placement class

DAN 249 Modern Dance Improvisation

2

Pre-req.: DAN 125 or permission - must be at Advanced beginning level

DAN 160, 161 Repertory I, II or DAN 260, 261, 262 Dance Workshop I, II, or III

2-3

Determined by Audition

Flexible Core 2.E. Scientific World

3

Check individual courses for pre- and co-requisites

PE 530 Yoga recommended (One course in PE 400, PE 500 or DAN 100 series)

1

Total credits for the term

15 - 16


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

DAN 251 Choreography I

2

Pre-req.: DAN 249 or permission

DAN 125, 126, 127, 220, 221, or 222 Modern Dance OR DAN 135, 136, 137, 230, 231, or 232 Ballet OR DAN 103 African/Afro-Caribbean, OR DAN 140, Advanced Beginning Jazz

0-2

Level determined by placement class

Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences: BI 301 Anatomy and Physiology recommended  

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Science Laboratory course (Students who take BI 301 or another 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement.)

0-1

Co-requisite: 3-credit Science course in 1.C.

SP 211 (if SP 211 is taken to fulfill 2.B., take one course in Foreign Languages OR HIST 110, HIST, 111, or HIST 112, OR a Social Science course from ANTH, CRIM 101 or 102, ECON, SOCY, PLSC, or PSYC )

3

Pre-req. for SP 211: remedial speech if required; Foreign Language course: placement; Pre-req. for Social Sciences courses: BE 122/226 if required; Pre- or co-requisite for HIST courses ENGL 101

Flexible Core 2. A, World Cultures and Global Issues: select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

HE 101 Introduction to Heath Education OR HE102 Health, Behavior and Society

1-2

HE 102: Co-req.: BE 122 /226 if required

Total credits for the term

13 - 16


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

DAN 125, 126,127, 220, 221, or 222 Modern Dance or DAN 135, 136, 230,231, or 232 Ballet

2

Level determined by placement class

DAN 160, 161 Repertory I, II or DAN 260, 261, 262 Dance Workshop I, II, or III

2-3

Determined by Audition

Flexible Core 2. A., B., C., D., or E. (DAN 111 introduction to the Art of Dance - WI recommended)

3

none

Flexible Core 2. D,  select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core one course from 2. C, (recommend course from a different arts discipline)

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Free Electives

0-3

Total credits for the term

13 - 16

Total credits required for the A.S. in Dance

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. Indicate if any courses are offered only in fall or spring semester

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Dance - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify and work conceptually with the elements of dance
  2. Both describe and perform a wide selection of dance repertory, the principal eras, genres, and cultural sources
  3. Use fundamental movement skills and knowledge of the body and of kinesiology in dance performance
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of choreographic processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the ways these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural ideas and contexts through choreography projects as well as working with faculty and guest artists through rehearsal processes and performance
  5. Develop and defend critical evaluations
  6. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

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