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Music and Dance

BA - Dance

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the preparation and major (all courses in preparation, and core) must be completed with a grade of "C- or better".


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements42
Core Lower Division General Education30
Of the 39 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentM73
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IIM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Met within the major.
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major9
DANC 102. Dance in World CulturesV3
Complete one course from:
MUSC 100W. Written Communication IIZ3
TA 100W. Writing Workshop: Theatre ArtsZ3
Complete one course from:
ARTH 015. Intro to Visual CultureC13
MUSC 010A. Music AppreciationC13
Requirements of the Major53
Dance Technique, Performance and Choreography36
Dance Technique18
At least nine units must be at level III or IV. All Dance technique classes are repeatable for credit.
DANC 054. Topics in Dance Technique II3
DANC 154A. Topics in Dance Technique III3
DANC 154B. Topics in Dance Technique IV3
Culminating Experience2
DANC 198. Internship in Dance1-3
Choreography10
DANC 043. Dance Improvisation1
DANC 145A. Choreography I3
DANC 145B. Choreography II3
DANC 145C. Choreography III3
Performance6
DANC 112. ENS: Dance Rehearsal and Performance2
DANC 194. Repertory Dance Activity1
Theory17
DANC 051A. Dance Production3
DANC 051B. Topics in Dance Crewing0.5
Students enroll in DANC 051B twice
DANC 075. Rhythm and Dynamics in Dance1
DANC 144A. Dance History and Repertory3
DANC 147A. Dance Seminar3
DANC 150A. Kinesiology I3
DANC 150B. Kinesiology II3
University Electives16
By advisement: 9 units must be outside of the dance area.

Total Units:120