The minor in dance consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours. The first two years of the dance minor consist of four credits chosen from four dance or related activity courses. A student can meet this requirement with the same four activity courses required for graduation in the general requirements if the activity credits are in dance or a related activity course. The second two years of the dance minor consist of a minimum of nine credits from core courses (PER 401, 415, and 425), and two credits from an electives list.
To be taken during the freshman or sophomore year:
PER 224 Activities (1, 1, 1, 1)*
*Tap dance, beginning ballet, modern dance, folk dance, ballroom dance, yoga, aerobic exercise, karate, gymnastics, body awareness, Swing dance, and Latin dance.
To be taken during the junior and senior years:
PER 401 Introduction to Dance Therapy (3)
PER 415 History and Philosophy of Dance (3)
PER 425 Choreography (3)
Choose two hours:
PER 202 Fundamental Movement, Rhythms, and Gymnastics (2)
PER 353 Rhythmic Forms and Analysis (2)
PER 356 Methods and Techniques of Teaching Dance in Elementary and Secondary Schools (3)
PER 431 Sacred Dance (3)
PER 450 Field Experience in Dance (2)