Bachelor of Arts in Dance Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
DANC 170 Integrated Dance Technique I 2
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units14
Third Semester
BIOL 100 Human Biology 3
MUS 120 Basic Music I 3 3
Dance Technique (12 Units Total) – See List 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
DANC 232 Dance Composition: Choreography I 3
Dance Technique (12 Units Total) 5 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3-4
Complementary Studies – Take Two 4 6
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
DANC 300GW Dance Organizational Strategies and Field Topics - GWAR 3
DANC 304 Issues in Dance Medicine I 3
DANC 311 Alignment/Pilates Mat 1
TH A 205 Introduction to Technical Theatre and Design 2
TH A 313 Lighting and Sound Laboratory and Crew 2
Dance Technique (12 Units Total) 5 4
 Units15
Sixth Semester
DANC 350
Dance Aesthetics: Cultural/Historical Perspectives
or Historical Survey of Dance in the Western World
3
Dance Technique (12 Units Total) 5 3
Emphasis Electives (13 Units Total) –  Take Two 6 6
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
Emphasis Electives (13 Units Total) – Take Three 6 9
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Emphasis Electives (13 Units Total) – Take as Many as Needed to Reach 13 Units 6 4
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take One to Three 4 9
 Units16
 Total Units120-121
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your major or GE courses.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Students may take MUS 601 in lieu of MUS 120.

4

Complementary Studies: Bachelor of Arts Degrees
Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least twelve units of Complementary Studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the Complementary Studies requirement. Students earning Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Science degrees do not have to complete the Complementary Studies requirement. Details about Complementary Studies can be found in the Bulletin description for each B.A. degree.

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 Dance Technique

DANC 163

DANC 173

DANC 176

DANC 207 Dance in Cultural Context (1 units)

DANC 263 Ballet II (2 units)

DANC 275 Modern Dance II (2 units)

DANC 276 Modern Jazz Dance II (2 units)

DANC 311 Alignment/Pilates Mat (1 units)

DANC 312 Alignment Study/Pilates Mat 2-3 (1 units)

DANC 363 Ballet III (2 units)

DANC 374 Modern Dance III (2 units)

DANC 376 Modern Jazz Dance III (2 units)

DANC 400 Workshop in Contemporary Dance (1 units)

DANC 402 Workshop in Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance (1 units)

DANC 474 Modern Dance IV (2 units)

DANC 699 Independent Study (1-3 units)

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These courses are optimally organized for Performance/Choreography or teaching. Courses selected may be from either emphasis area and aligned with career goals. Six units of technique courses numbered 300 or above may be repeated in this section for credit. Other DANC, TH A, and MUS prefix courses may be used with advisor's approval. Three units may be selected from other areas of the university with consent of major advisor.

Dance Performance and Choreography Emphasis

DANC 310 Dance Conditioning/Pilates (3 units)

DANC 312 Alignment Study/Pilates Mat 2-3 (1 units)

DANC 340 Creative Process in Dance for Children (3 units)

DANC 399 University Dance Theatre (2 units)

DANC 416 Advanced Contemporary Dance Repertory and Skills (1 units)

DANC 434 Dance Composition: Choreography II (3 units)

DANC 461 Advanced Choreography and Production (3 units)

DANC 463 Performance in Dance Production (1 units)

DANC 560 Supervised Experience in Dance Education (1-3 units)

ANTH 657 Ethnology of Dance (3 units)

DANC 699 Independent Study (1-3 units)

World Cultures Emphasis

Select a minimum of four units in MUS

DANC 207 Dance in Cultural Context (1 units)

DANC 236 Folklore of Dance: African-Haitian (2 units)

MUS 545 Traditional Kulintang Music and Dance of the Southern Philippines (3 units)

ANTH 657 Ethnology of Dance (3 units)

MUS 386 World Music Ensembles (1 units)

MUS 388 Jazz Combos (1 units)

MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples (3 units)

MUS 530 Musics of the Middle East and India (3 units)

MUS 531 Musics of North and Southeast Asia (3 units)

MUS 542GW Music in Culture and Context - GWAR (3 units)