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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "DANC-Dance"

DANC - Dance

DANC 102 Rhythmic Training for Dance (2) Basic approaches to rhythmic principles related to dance.

DANC 109 Improvisation I (2) Restriction: Must be in Dance program; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 4 credits. An introduction to the process of spontaneous movement discovery involving solo and group movement experiences.

DANC 118 Beginning Tap (2) Repeatable to 4 credits. Introduction to tap for the beginning student.

DANC 119 Introduction to American Social Dance (2) Repeatable to 4 credits. Social dance forms of North America.

DANC 128 Fundamentals of Ballet (2) Restriction: Must not be in Dance program. Repeatable to 4 credits. Introduction to ballet technique and terminology for the beginning student.

DANC 138 World Dance Forms (2) Repeatable to 4 credits. Movement course. Traditional dances and music of selected cultures.

DANC 148 Fundamentals of Modern Dance (2) Restriction: Must not be in Dance program. Repeatable to 4 credits. Introduction to modern dance with emphasis on the development of fundamental movement skills.

DANC 149 Fundamentals of Modern Dance II (2) Prerequisite: DANC148. Repeatable to 4 credits. Continuation of the development of axial and locomotor movement skills with emphasis on the development of functional alignment, musicality, range of movement, coordination, and movement memory.

DANC 158 Fundamentals of Jazz (2) Restriction: Must not be in Dance program. Repeatable to 4 credits. Introduction to the jazz style in dance for the beginning student.

DANC 179 Movement Integration (2) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Repeatable to 4 credits if content differs. Conditioning and re-patterning techniques for achieving integrated movement.

DANC 199 Practicum in Choreography, Production and Performance I (1-3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Choreography, production, and performance of student works, both on and off campus.

DANC 200 Introduction to Dance (3) A study of dance as a form of communication and as an art form; a survey of the theories and styles of dance, and their relationships to other art forms.

DANC 207 The Creative Process (3) Prerequisite: DANC109. Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Explorations in movement, music, words, objects, and environments through improvisation and choreographic problem solving.

DANC 208 Choreography I (3) Prerequisite: DANC109 and DANC102. Repeatable to 6 credits. Basic principles of dance composition: space, time, dynamics, and movement invention. The development of critical awareness.

DANC 209 Dance Composition (3) Prerequisite: DANC207. Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Exploration of the structural elements of dance composition.

DANC 210 Dance Production (3) A survey of theatre crafts and techniques involved in dance production, including lighting, sound, set and costume design and construction, stage-management and videotaping.

DANC 218 Foundations of Technique I (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Development of heightened body awareness, breath support, dynamic alignment, and spatial awareness. Focus on rhythmic clarity and musicality.

DANC 219 Foundations of Technique II (3) Prerequisite: DANC218. Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Continuation of the elements addressed in DANC218 with an added focus on momentum, the use of counter-tension, stability/mobility, suspension, and dynamic range.

DANC 228 Ballet I (2) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 4 credits. Barre and center work for alignment, strength, flexibility and coordination. Introduction to ballet terminology.

DANC 229 Ballet II (2) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 4 credits. Continuation of DANC228.

DANC 248 Modern Dance I (3) Restriction: Must be in Dance program; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Body alignment, rhythm, dynamics, space and dance phrases.

DANC 249 Modern Dance II (3) Prerequisite: DANC248; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Continuation of DANC248.

DANC 258 Jazz I (2) Prerequisite: DANC158. Restriction: Must be in Dance program. Repeatable to 4 credits. Jazz warm-ups and combinations emphasizing rhythm and movement isolations.

DANC 259 Jazz II (2) Prerequisite: DANC258. Repeatable to 4 credits. Continuation of the principles of Jazz I. Emphasis on style and execution of movement.

DANC 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

DANC 283 Foundations of Dance History (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Introduction to the historical throughlines of dance theory. Analysis of the structure, context, and content of dance works.

DANC 299 Practicum in Choreography, Production and Performance II (1-3) Prerequisite: DANC199; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Continuation of DANC199.

DANC 304 Teaching Dance (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Organization and content of the studio dance class. Structuring developmentally appropriate dance experiences for students ages 3-18.

DANC 305 Principles of Teaching Dance (3) Prerequisite: DANC248, DANC208, and DANC102. Theory and practice of dance instruction including methods, lesson plans and practice teaching.

DANC 308 Choreography II (3) Prerequisite: DANC208. Repeatable to 6 credits. Exploration of the formal elements of choreography; theme, development, repetition, contrast, transition, continuity and structure.

DANC 309 Improvisation II (2) Prerequisite: DANC109; or must audition. Repeatable to 4 credits. Continuation of DANC109.

DANC 310 Dance Lighting (3) Prerequisite: DANC210. Two lectures and two laboratory periods per week. Theory and practice of stage lighting with specific reference to designing for dance.

DANC 318 Foundations of Technique III (3) Prerequisite: DANC219. Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Continuation of the elements addressed in DANC219 with an added focus on off-verticality, spirals, complex level changes, more complex and extended phrasing, responsiveness to accompaniment, vocalization.

DANC 319 Foundations of Technique IV (3) Prerequisite: DANC318. Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Continuation of the elements addressed in DANC318 with an added focus on movement subtlety and complexity, and stylistic demands.

DANC 328 Ballet III (2) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 4 credits. Execution of the vocabulary of ballet movement with technical accuracy.

DANC 329 Ballet IV (2) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 4 credits. Continuation of DANC328.

DANC 338 Global Movement Practices (2) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 4 credits if content differs. Movement course. Intermediate level of dances and music of selected world cultures.

DANC 348 Modern Dance III (3) Prerequisite: DANC249; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. The body as an instrument of expression; techniques for increasing kinesthetic sensitivity.

DANC 349 Modern Dance IV (3) Prerequisite: DANC348; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Continuation of DANC348.

DANC 367 Dance in World Cultures (3) An examination of non-Western dance forms, including classical, ceremonial, and folk-traditional in their historical and societal contexts.

DANC 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

DANC 370 Kinesiology for Dancers (4) Restriction: Must be in Dance program. A study of the biological and physical principles of movement and the effects of dancing upon the structure and function of the human body.

DANC 371 Somatics (3) Prerequisite: DANC179. Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Current ideas and trends in dance technique, with a focus on the incorporation of dance science and somatics into dance training.

DANC 379 Practicum in Dance (1-3) Repeatable to 12 credits. Performing experience for the student dancer who has developed a professional level of competence.

DANC 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.

DANC 388 Choreography III (3) Prerequisite: DANC308; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Theoretical and creative aspects of choreography for small groups. Emphasis on individual projects.

DANC 398 Directed Studies in Dance (1-6) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits.

DANC 399 Practicum in Choreography, Production and Performance III (1-3) Prerequisite: DANC299; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Continuation of DANC299.

DANC 405 Dance Education and Policy (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Curricula in dance in K-12 settings, classroom management, assessment/grading, and best practices in dance education in public schools. Current research and policy issues are included. This course counts towards teacher certification in the State of Maryland.

DANC 409 Contact Improvisation (2) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 4 credits. Credit only granted for: DANC489C or DANC409. Discovery and cultivation of the principles and skills of Contact Improvisation dance technique.

DANC 410 Technical Theater Production for Dance (3) Prerequisite: DANC210; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. A study of the theoretical principles of production and the practical application of those principles to the presentation of dance works.

DANC 420 Partnering (2) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. Elements of contemporary partnering including weight sharing, counter balancing, momentum/leverage, lifting and moving responsively.

DANC 428 Advanced Ballet Technique I (1) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 3 credits. Advanced ballet technique with emphasis on physical and expressive skills.

DANC 429 Advanced Ballet Technique II (1) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 3 credits. Intensive work in ballet technique for the professionally-oriented dancer.

DANC 448 Modern Dance V (3) Prerequisite: DANC349; and must audition. Repeatable to 6 credits. Complex phrases of modern dance movement with emphasis on articulation and expression.

DANC 449 Modern Dance VI (3) Prerequisite: DANC448; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Continuation of DANC448.

DANC 466 Laban Movement Analysis (3) Introduction to Rudolf Laban's system of qualitative movement analysis in relation to understanding personal movement style. Application to dance performance, teaching, composition and research.

DANC 468 Modern Repertory (3) Prerequisite: DANC349; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Form, content, music, design and performance of modern dance works.

DANC 469 Study Abroad Special Topics IV (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

DANC 479 Advanced Practicum in Dance (1-3) Repeatable to 6 credits. Advanced level performing experience for the student dancer who has developed an advanced professional level of competence.

DANC 483 History of Dance II (3) Prerequisite: DANC200. The development of dance from the Renaissance period to the present time and the relationship of dance forms to patterns of culture.

DANC 485 Seminar in Dance (3) Prerequisite: DANC483. Restriction: Must be in Dance program; and senior standing. Individual research leading to a presentation with written documentation of the process, serving as a culmination of undergraduate study for dance majors.

DANC 488 Project-Based Learning (4) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department. A specific project, is addressed, in dance from the perspectives of the investigator, the creator/choreographer, and the performer. Projects are cross-disciplinary and/or cross-cultural, and may involve both on- and off-campus experiences.

DANC 489 Special Topics in Dance (1-3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Theoretical, choreographic, pedagogic, or performance study.

DANC 499 Practicum in Choreography, Production and Performance IV (1-6) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Advanced workshop in dance presentation, including performing, production and planned field experiences.

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