Stephen F. Austin State University

Department of Kinesiology & Health Science

Areas of Study & Degrees

Minors: Available in Above Fields

Certification and Endorsement Opportunities:

Faculty

Objectives

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is related to the preparation of health science, kinesiology and dance professionals and the development of total fitness and recreational sports skills of the university community through programs of health, fitness, and lifetime sports.

Definitions of Majors and Minors

The department provides majors in the study of kinesiology, health science and dance, as well as minors in each of these fields.

The programs in kinesiology require that all students be able to participate in vigorous physical activity. Successful completion of the physical fitness test is required for all students enrolled in KIN 100 and KIN 340. Failure to pass all test items results in a withheld grade.

Kinesiology majors are required to take PHY 101 and BIO 238 as part of the quantitative skills and science requirement of the Bachelor of Science degree.

Health Science majors are required to take BIO 121, 123 and/or 238 (eight hours) as part of the Natural Science requirement of the Bachelor of Science degree. Students pursuing physical therapy may take Chemistry 133 and 134.

The Health Science Program is "Nationally Recognized" by the American Association of Health Education (AAHE) for its health education curriculum.

CHES, Certified Health Education Specialist credential is available through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. New York, N.Y., to students who have completed a minimum of 24 hours of health science course work and have earned a baccalaureate degree.

Kinesiology teaching majors attempting EC-12 certification must complete KIN 214, 234, 235, and 236 prior to the internship (SED 450/460). Kinesiology majors must complete KIN 353 and 417 prior to student teaching. Kinesiology majors must earn a grade of C in all required activity courses KIN 214, 234, 235, 236.

Students are encouraged to participate in the activities of the SFA Alliance, the departmental professional club and other related departmental activities.

The primary mission of the B.S. degree program in dance is the professional preparation of teachers who possess a breadth of understanding in the discipline and will continue to uphold standards of excellence as they in turn make contributions to dance in education and as an art form. Students are encouraged to reach their highest technical and creative potential to the extent that should they desire to pursue graduate studies in dance or a performing career, they will be sufficiently prepared to realize their goals. Therefore, dance majors and minors are required to be enrolled in ballet, modern or jazz dance each semester while completing curriculum requirements. It is also expected that dance students participate in dance program events either as spectators, technical crew or performers. Membership in the SFA Repertory Dance Company is by audition and offers dancers advanced opportunities in performing the choreography of faculty, guest artists and senior-level students.

Bachelor of Science Degree

Kinesiology EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification

  1. Core Curriculum Requirements (48-52 hours)
    1. Communication (12-14 hours)
      1. Six hours from: ENG 131, 132, 133, 230
      2. Six to eight hours from: BCM 247; COM 111, 170; FRE 131, 132; GRK 131, 132; ILA 111, 112; LAT 131, 132; SPA 131,132; ENG 273; SPH 172, 272
    2. Mathematics (3-5 hours)
      1. Three to five hours from: MTH 110, 127, 128, 133, 138, 139, 140,143, 144, 220, 233, 234
    3. Natural Sciences (6-8 hours) (Lab Required)
      1. Eight hours from: BIO 238 and PHY 101
    4. Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts (6 hours)
      1. Three hours from: ART 280, 281, 282; MUS 140; MHL 245; THR 161, 370; DAN140, 341
      2. Three hours from: ENG 200 - 230, 300; PHI 153, 223; HIS 151, 152
    5. Social & Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
      1. Six hours from: HIS 133, 134
      2. Six hours from: PSC 141, 142
      3. Three hours from: EPS 380 Teaching
  2. Fours hours from: Institutionally Designated Options: HSC 121
  3. An academic major of at least 36 semester credit hours in Health Science or 45 semester credit hours in Kinesiology.
  4. A minimum of 42 semester hours of residence work, at least 36 semester hours of which must be advanced.
  5. Additional hours to make a total of at least 120 hours non-teaching; 127 hours teacher certification.
  6. A grade of at least C in each Freshman English course, and a C average in course work completed at SFA, course work completed in the major and minor fields, considered separately at SFA. These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student's official degree plan.
  7. All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See TSI information elsewhere in this Bulletin.

Kinesiology Major (Non-Teaching)/Fitness and Human Performance Studies

  1. Core Curriculum Requirements (48-52 hours)
    1. Communication (12-14 hours)
      1. Six hours from: ENG 131, 132, 133H
      2. Six to eight hours from: BCM 247; COM 111, 170; FRE 131, 132; GRK 131, 132; ILA 111, 112; LAT 131, 132; SPA 131,132; ENG 273; SPH 172, 272
    2. Mathematics (3-5 hours)
      1. Three to five hours from: MTH 110, 127, 133, 138, 143, 220, 233
    3. Natural Sciences (6-8 hours) (Lab Required)
      1. Eight hours from: BIO 238 and PHY 101
    4. Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts (6 hours)
      1. Three hours from: ART 280, 281, 282; MUS 140; MHL 245; THR 161, 370; DAN 140, 341
      2. Three hours from: ENG 200 - 233H, 300; PHI 153, 223; HIS 151, 152
    5. Social & Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
      1. Six hours from: HIS 133, 134
      2. Six hours from: PSC 141, 142
      3. Three hours from: ANT 231, ECO 231, ECO 232, GEO 131, GEO 230, PSY 133, PSY 153, SOC 137, SOC 139
  2. Three hours from: Institutionally Designated Options College Requirements: HSC 121
  3. Courses for Fitness ad Human Performance Studies; HSC 121; KIN 100, 120, 214, 234, 235, 236, 330, 340, 353 & 353L, 417 & 417L, 431, 460, 487; one course from KIN 450, & 450L, KIN 475 Fitness Appraisal, KIN 470; and one advanced KIN or HSC elective course.
  4. An academic minor of at least 18 semester hours.
  5. Additional hours to make a total of at least 120 semester hours.
  6. A grade of at least C in each freshman English course, a grade of at least C in KIN 214, 234, 235, 236, and a C average in course work completed at SFA, course work completed in the major and minor fields, considered separately at SFA. These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student's official degree plan.
  7. All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See TSI information elsewhere in this bulletin.
  8. Sample degree plan available on department web site.
Kinesiology Minor (21 hours)

KIN 100, 120, 330, 353, 353L, 417, 417L and five hours from KIN 214, 234, 235, 236, 340, 431, 460, 470, 487.

Athletic Coaching Minor (21 hours)
  1. Five courses are required in the athletic coaching minor: (15 hours)
  2. KIN 120, 357, 460, 461, 475 Athletic Coaching Internship
Two courses must be selected from the following: (4 hours)

Four hours from: KIN 271, KIN 272, KIN 273, KIN 274, or KIN 275

One or more of the following courses may be selected as electives: (Minimum 2 hours)
  1. One credit hour course from: KIN 225, 226, or 227
  2. Two credit hours from: KIN 234 or 235
  3. Three hours from: KIN 431 or HSC 475 (Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle)
    Students who are majoring in a field of study other than kinesiology, health science or dance are eligible for this minor. The purpose of this minor is to prepare students who want to coach athletic teams and teach subjects other than physical education, health, or dance in the school system. This minor also would be beneficial for anyone wishing to coach youth sports, city parks and recreation teams, YMCA teams, etc.

Health Science

  1. Core Requirements (same as Kinesiology except)
    1. Three hours from any KIN activity courses
    2. Natural Science (6-8 hours) Lab Required
      1. BIO 121, 123, 238; CHE 133, 134
  2. Major
    1. Community Health (39 hours)
      1. Minor
    2. EC-12 Health (36 hours)
      1. Professional Education courses
        Note: Refer to the Educator Certification portion of this Bulletin in the James I. Perkins College of Education section for specific professional teacher education coursework requirements.
EC-12 Health Certificate (36 hours, Minimum of 18 hours advanced)

HSC 121 & KIN 470; 24 hours from HSC 151, 216, 235, 337, 345, 351, 425, 430, 436, 475 (topical course), 489 or KIN 332 Plus professional education courses (24 hours) and electives to equal 120 hours.

*Community Health Major (39 hours, Minimum of 18 hours advanced)

HSC 121, 216, 235, 337, 345, 351, 425, 430, 436, 489, 470, 475 (topical course), 480 (internship) Plus a minor and electives to equal 120 hours.

Health Science Minor (18 hours, 9 hours advanced)

HSC 121; 15 hours from 151, 235, 337, 345, 351, 425, 430, 436, 475 (topical course), 489.

Dance

  1. Core Curriculum Requirements (43-51 hours)
    1. Communication (12-14 hours)
      1. Six hours from: ENG 131, 132, 133H
      2. Six to eight hours from: BCM 247; COM 111, 170; FRE 131, 132; ILA 111, 112; SPA 131, 132; ENG 273; SPH 172, 272
    2. Mathematics (3-5 hours)
      1. Three to five hours from: MTH 110, 127, 133, 138, 143, 220, 233
    3. Natural Sciences (6-8 hours) (Lab Required)
      1. Three hours from: BIO 123 or 238
      2. Three to five hours from: AST 105; BIO 121, 131, 133, 225; CHE 111, 112, 133, 134, 231; GOL 131, 132; PHY 101, 102, 110, 118, 131, 132, 241, 242
    4. Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts (6 hours)
      1. Three hours from: ART 280, 281, 282; MUS 140; MHL 245; THR 161, 370
      2. Three hours from: ENG 200 - 233H, 300; PHI 153, 223; HIS 151, 152
    5. Social & Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
      1. Six hours from: HIS 133, 134
      2. Six hours from: PSC 141, 142
      3. Three hours from: ANT 231; ECO 231, 232; GEO 131, 230; PSY 133, 153; SOC 137, 139
  2. Three hours from: Institutionally Designated Options: DAN 105, 106, 200, 228, or 254
  3. An academic major of at least 40 hours with at least 12 semester hours in advanced courses with at least nine advanced at SFA.
  4. An academic minor of at least 18 semester hours (of which at least nine must be advanced, including six advanced at SFA) or a second teaching field of at least 24 semester hours (of which at least 12 must be advanced, including six advanced at SFA).
  5. Professional education courses (24 semester hours) for those students seeking teacher certification.
  6. Forty-two or more semester hours of advanced work (courses numbered 300-499 inclusive), at least 36 at SFA.
  7. A minimum of 42 semester hours in residence (on SFA campus) work.
  8. Enough additional hours to make a total of at least 120 semester hours.
  9. A grade of at least C in each Freshman English course, and a C average in course work completed at SFA. These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student's official degree plan.
  10. All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See TSI information elsewhere in this bulletin.
Teacher Certification in Dance (Grades 8-12)
  1. Core Curriculum with EPS 380 required as Social/Behavioral Science (44-46 hours)
  2. Three hours from Institutionally Designated Options
  3. Thirty-four hours from Courses for Dance Major with Teacher Certification: DAN 202, 203, 204, 256, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 341, 356, 400, 480 KIN 417, 417L
  4. Eighteen hours for minor
  5. Twenty four hours from Professional education courses: SED 370, 371, 372, 442, 443, 450, 450L, 460
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dance

The Dance Major entails 40 hours of study:

  1. Technique (21 hours)
    1. Six hours from: DAN 202, DAN 203, DAN 204
    2. Nine hours from: DAN 302, DAN 303, DAN 304
  2. Six hours from:
    1. DAN 202, DAN 203, DAN 204, DAN 302, DAN 303, DAN 304
  3. Theory & Practice (19 hours)
    1. Six hours from: DAN 256, DAN 300, DAN 301
    2. Nine hours from: DAN 341, DAN 356, DAN 400
    3. No hours from: DAN 480 Choreographic Project
    4. Three hours from: KIN 417
    5. One hour from: KIN 417L
Minor in Dance
  1. Technique (10 hours)
    1. Ten hours from: DAN 102, DAN 103, DAN 104, DAN 202, DAN 204
  2. Theory & Practice (19 hours)
    1. Nineteen hours from: DAN 256, DAN 300, DAN 301, DAN 341

Courses in Health Science (HSC)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

121.

Core Concepts in Health - Introductory course that examines the multi-dimensional factors (emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual) that affect optimal health.

151.

ARC First Aid for Health Emergencies - Opportunity for certification in standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

216.

Introduction to Community Health - Address aspects of community and public health and survey career opportunities for health professionals. Introduce models and theories of community health.

235.

Health Concepts for Children and Adolescents - Health content relevant to physical, social and emotional needs of children and adolescents; emphasis on individual responsibilities, decision making skills, and the strategies for implementing an age-appropriate curriculum.

337.

Consumer Health - Principles of consumer concepts, marketing, economic protections and sources of information in selecting health products and services. Analysis of major consumer health issues and the social and psychological factors that influence consumer choices.

345.

Prevention and Control of Diseases - Modern concepts of epidemiology including infectious and non-infectious disease. An interdisciplinary approach directed toward primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Prerequisites: HSC 121 and four hours of biology.

351.

Substance Prevention Education - Introduction to the effects and rationales of substance and drug use, misuse, and abuse. Current trends in prevention and treatment strategies. Emphasis on the physiological, psychological, sociological, pharmacological, and legal aspects of drugs in society.

425.

Social Health and Sexual Interactions - Principles of human sexuality. A biological, psychological and sociological perspective; emphasis on problematical concepts and methods for facilitating human sexuality education in the public/community health setting. Prerequisites: HSC 121.

430.

Health and the Maturation Process - Principles of social and emotional health affecting human development; role of nature versus nurture in human development.

436.

Environmental Health - Overview of external factors in the environment that adversely impact human health. Examination of how a built environment influences health. Prerequisites: nine semester hours of health science; four hours biology.

470.

Senior Seminar - Capstone experience for senior-level health majors.

475.

Special Problems - A three-hour topical course (e.g., Women’s Health, HIV & AIDS, Nutrition for an Active Life, etc.) OR a one to three-hour independent investigation through conferences with the instructor. Prerequisites for the independent investigation: 12 semester hours of Health Science and the approval of the Instructor and the Department Chair.

480.

Internship - Supervised work experience in an approved community health agency. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completed during the last two semesters prior to graduation, and the approval of the intern coordinator, the department chair, and the dean.

489.

Health Assessment and Intervention - Concepts and procedures of health assessment and intervention. Interpretation of assessment process of planning, implementation, evaluation, and review of research related to intervention programs. Prerequisite: 15 hours of HSC.

Courses in Kinesiology (KIN)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

100.

Physical Fitness Concepts and Activities - Two semester hours, one hour lecture and two hours lab per week. Program organization and scientific evaluation of fitness programs and individual physical fitness. KIN majors fitness testing required.

120.

Foundations of Kinesiology (PHED 1301) - Historical, physiological, psychological and sociological foundations; programs, professional requirements and opportunities.

202.

Mechanics of Wrestling - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Fundamentals of freestyle wrestling.

214.

Racquet Sports - Two semester hours, one hour lecture and two hours lab per week. Instruction practice of various racquet sports, to include skills, rules and strategies.

234.

Innovative Games and Sports - Two semester hours, one hour lecture, two hours lab per week. Fundamentals, skills and strategies of new and/or novel games and sports.

235.

Team Games and Sports - Two semester hours, one-hour lecture and two hours lab per week. Demonstration and practice of basic skills of various team sports.

236.

Individual Games and Sports - Two semester hours, one hour lecture and two hours lab per week.

251.

Rhythmic Activities - One semester hour, one hour lecture, two hours lab per week. Analysis of music and movement of rhythmic activities.

271.

Theory of Football - Two semester hours, one hour lecture, two hours lab per week. Includes offense, defense, and special teams.

272.

Theory of Track and Field - Two semester hours, one hour lecture, two hours lab per week. Includes the officiating of track and field events; conducting meets, procedures and practice in the marking of tracks.

273.

Theory of Basketball - Two semester hours, one hour lecture, two hours lab per week. Includes offense, defense and special teams.

274.

Theory of Baseball - Two semester hours, one hour lecture, two hours lab per week. Skills and strategies of baseball, including rules and rules interpretation.

330.

Measurement and Evaluation - Techniques for construction of knowledge and performance tests for physical activities.

332.

Health & Kinesiology for Children - Designed to acquaint students with health information and principles of kinesiology appropriate for children ages 5 through 12 years.

340.

Foundations of Personal Fitness - Utilization of research findings and current educational practice to develop methods and materials for the secondary school foundations of personal fitness program. KIN majors fitness testing required. Prerequisite: KIN 100.

349.

Psychomotor Development Movement Activities - Fundamental principles of motor development and the integration of movement activities in the learning environment.

353.

Physiology of Exercise - Physiological basis of movement and exercise. Prerequisites: KIN 100, 330 and 340.

353L.

Physiology of Exercise Laboratory - One semester hour, two hours lab per week. Co-requisite with KIN 353 lecture. Lab and lecture grades are computed into one grade and the same final grade is computed for both lecture and lab. Prerequisite: KIN 330.

357.

Prevention and Care of Injuries - Caring for injuries in the gymnasium and on the athletic field. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

367.

Orthopaedic Assessment of the Physically Active - Presentation of various evaluation and assessment techniques of injuries sustained by the physically active. Prerequisites: BIO 238, 239; KIN 357. Co-requisite: KIN 367L.

367L.

Orthopaedic Assessment of the Physically Active Laboratory - One semester hour. Application of various evaluation and assessment techniques of injuries sustained by the physically active. Prerequisites: BIO 238, 239; KIN 357. Co-requisite: KIN 367.

387.

Rehabilitation for the Physically Active - Presentation of various rehabilitative techniques and exercise programs designed for the physically active. Prerequisites: BIO 238, 239; KIN 367. Co-requisite: KIN 387L.

387L.

Rehabilitation for the Physically Active Laboratory - One semester hour. Application of various rehabilitative techniques and exercise programs designed for the physically active. Prerequisites: BIO 238, 239; KIN 367. Co-requisite: KIN 387.

417.

Analysis of Movement - Study of anatomical and mechanical factors that influence human movement. Prerequisites: PHY 101, and BIO 123, or 238, or 327.

417L.

Analysis of Movement Laboratory - One semester hour, two hours lab per week. Co-requisite with KIN 417 lecture. Lab and lecture grades computed into one grade; same final grade computed for both lecture and lab. Prerequisites: PHY 101, and BIO 123, or 238, or 327.

425.

Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity - Psychological and social concepts related to sport and exercise psychology and application of these concepts to teaching/coaching situations.

431.

Organization and Administration of Activity Programs - Organizational and administrative functions and structures used in activity programs.

445.

Intramural Sports for Junior and Senior High Schools - Organizing students and activities in an intramural program.

450.

Personal Training Certification Program - Prepares students for and leads toward the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential. A learn-by-doing, hands-on course that emphasizes practical knowledge and exercise theory necessary for fitness professional practitioners.

450L.

Personal Training Certification Preparation Lab - One semester hour, two hours lab per week. Co-requisite with KIN 450 lecture. Lab and lecture grades are computed into one grade, and the same final grade is computed for both lecture and lab.

457.

Advanced Athletic Training - Methods and techniques for the prevention and care of injuries related to participation in games, sports and athletics; use and operation of training equipment and devices. Prerequisite: KIN 357.

460.

Principles of Coaching Interscholastic Athletics - Non-technical aspects of coaching in secondary schools. Management concerns for special areas include staffing, compensation, team selection, athlete conduct, eligibility, scheduling, contest management, crowd control, women’s sports, and applied psychological and sociological theories of coaching. Prerequisite: Senior-level standing.

461.

Scientific Basis of Sport - Basic, anatomical, kinesiological, physiological, biomechanical principles as they apply to human performance in sport and athletic movement activities. Prerequisite: KIN 460.

470.

Senior Seminar - Capstone experience for senior-level kinesiology and school health students. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor or department adviser.

475.

Special Problems - Independent investigation through conferences with instructor. Prerequisites: 12 semester hours of health science and/or kinesiology and consent of head of department.

476.

Principles of Therapeutic Modalities - Presentation of theoretical principles and application of therapeutic modalities. Prerequisites: BIO 238, 239; KIN 387. Co-requisite: KIN 476L.

476L.

Principles of Therapeutic Modalities Lab - One semester hour. Presentation of theoretical principles and application of therapeutic modalities. Prerequisites: BIO238, 239; KIN 387. Co-requisite: KIN 476.

477.

Challenge Course Facilitation - Fundamental principles and procedures used to provide safe, effective challenge course experience for others. Prerequisites: KIN 276, 277 or 278.

487.

Activities for Special Populations - Characteristics and implications of special population children as related to activities and activity programs.

Kinesiology Activity Courses (KIN)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

Lab fees $2.50 per semester hour; towel and lock fees $2.50 per semester hour unless otherwise stated

105.

Soccer - One semester hour, three hours lab per week. Rules, strategy and techniques of soccer.

106.

Volleyball - One semester hour, three hours lab per week. The rules, strategy and techniques of volleyball.

110.

Jogging - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Individual jogging and conditioning programs to start the student at his/her present level of fitness.

111.

Flag Football - One semester hour, three hours lab per week. Conditioning exercises included.

112.

Basketball - One semester hour, three hours lab per week. Conditioning exercises included.

114.

Tennis - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Rules, equipment, conditioning and court etiquette.

115.

Bowling - One semester hour, three hours lab per week. Etiquette, scoring and terminology. Special fee $30.

116.

Scuba Diving - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week, and four open-water training dives. Demonstration of classroom knowledge, confined water skills, and open-water training dives required for certification as a recreational diver. Special fee $190.

119.

Taekwondo - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Forms, kicks, hand techniques, sparring strategies used in self-defense.

200.

Special Studies in Games, Sports, and Activities - One to two semester hours, one and one-half to three hours lab per week. Topics course that changes according to student need and interest.

209.

Beginning Swimming - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Floating, front and back strokes, and safety skills.

210.

Intermediate Swimming - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Five basic swimming strokes and related water skills.

211.

ARC Lifeguarding (PHED 1253) - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. May receive certificate upon completion of course. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 500 yards continuously using the five basic strokes.

212.

ARC Water Safety Instructor Program - Three semester hours, one-hour lecture, two hours lab per week. Organization and teaching techniques.

216.

Intermediate Tennis - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week.

217.

Advanced Scuba - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Advanced techniques of SCUBA, including rescue techniques. Diver Certification required. Special Fee.

218.

Divemaster - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Classroom and confined water training techniques preparing for divemaster certification. Special fee.

219.

Advanced Taekwondo - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Advanced forms, hand techniques, sparring strategy used in self-defense.

221.

Weight Training - One semester hour, three hours lab per week. Includes isometric and isotonic devices. Emphasis on understanding the physical effects of overload principles.

230.

Badminton - One semester hour, three hours lab per week.

244.

Golf - One semester hour, three hours lab per week. Special fee $20.

262.

Racquetball - One semester hour, three hours lab per week.

270.

Angling - One semester hour, three hours lab per week. Angling techniques, safety and equipment. Students will be required to provide their own equipment.

276.

Basic Climbing I - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Introduction to climbing, including belaying, rappelling, knots, and safety with experiences including an indoor climbing wall and ropes course high elements. Special fee.

277.

Challenge Course Activity - One semester hour, two hours lab per week. Experiential learning through participation in ropes course challenges.

278.

Adventure Education - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Personal challenging activities including initiative games, indoor rock climbing, rappelling and ropes course elements. Special fee.

Courses in Dance (DAN)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

Dance majors and minors must take a ballet, modern or jazz dance class as a co-requisite for enrollment in any of the following courses.

130.

Foundations of Dance - Three semester hours. Introduction to dance in art and education covering topics such as dance aesthetics, dance as creative expression, dance as technical discipline and historical foundations of dance in U.S. educational settings.

140.

Dance Appreciation (DANC 2303) - Three semester hours. For non-dance majors only. An introduction to dance as a theatrical art and as a valued component in diversified cultures and societies.

256.

Dance Performance (DANC 1251) - Two semester hours, one-hour lecture, two hours lab per week, plus rehearsals. Intermediate and advanced performance techniques. Prerequisite: four semester hours from DAN 102, 103, 104 or higher-level course in same discipline.

300.

Improvisation and Composition of Dance - Two semester hours, one hour lecture, two hours lab per week. Movement exploration, improvisation and composition with emphasis on spatial design, rhythmic and dynamic structure. Prerequisite: four semester hours of dance activity.

301.

Rhythmic Analysis of Dance Movement - Two semester hours, one hour lecture, two hours lab per week for nine weeks. Analysis of rhythmic movement in relation to beats, measure, accents and rhythmic patterns. Prerequisite: four hours of dance activity.

341.

History and Philosophy of Dance - Historical overview of dance from the period of early man with emphasis on the development of Western theatrical dance from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

356.

Dance Production - Techniques of dance production, including staging, lighting and costuming. Prerequisite: six semester hours of dance.

380.

Dance Company - Six semester hours lab per week. Advanced performing techniques, rehearsals, and presentations of professional choreography. Prerequisite: by audition. Fall.

400.

Theory and Practice of Dance - Principles, methods, and practice of dance in education and as a performing art. Prerequisites: 6 semester hours of dance and approval of instructor.

475.

Special Problems - One to three semester hours. Independent investigation through conferences with instructor. Prerequisites: 12 semester hours of dance and consent of department chair.

480.

Choreographic Project - No semester hour credit, three hours lab per week. Development and production of an extended choreographic work. Prerequisites: six hours of dance and approval of instructor.

Dance Courses (DAN)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

(These courses may be used to satisfy university core curriculum degree requirements. Levels II and III may be repeated once for credit.)

Lab fees $2.50 per semester hour; towel and lock fees $2.50 per semester hour unless otherwise stated

102.

Ballet I (DANC 1241) - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Fundamental techniques and principles of classical ballet.

103.

Jazz Dance I (DANC 1247) - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Fundamental techniques and principles of jazz dance.

104.

Modern Dance I (DANC 1245) - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Fundamental techniques and principles of modern dance.

105.

Tap Dance I (DANC 1210) - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Analysis, demonstration and practice of beginning techniques of tap dance.

106.

Ballroom Dance - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Introduction to social dance that includes the fox trot, waltz, tango, cha cha, rumba and swing.

200.

Special Studies in Dance - One to two semester hours. Topics course in an area of student need and interest.

202.

Ballet II (DANC 1242) - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Analysis, demonstration, and practice of intermediate ballet techniques. Prerequisites: DAN 102 or the equivalent.

203.

Jazz Dance II (DANC 1248) - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Techniques and principles in intermediate jazz dance. Prerequisites: DAN 103 or the equivalent.

204.

Modern Dance II (DANC 1246) - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Analysis, demonstration and practice of intermediate techniques of modern dance. Prerequisites: DAN 104 or the equivalent.

228.

Topics in Dance World - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. An investigation into dance forms reflecting a particular region of the world or culture.

254.

Folk Dance - Two semester hours, three hours lab per week. Introduction to cultural dances of the world.

302.

Ballet III - Three semester hours, five hours lab per week. Analysis, demonstration and practice of intermediate/advanced techniques of ballet. Prerequisites: DAN 202 or the equivalent.

303.

Jazz Dance III - Three semester hours, five hours lab per week. Techniques and principles of intermediate/advanced jazz dance. Prerequisite: four hours of dance including DAN 203 or the equivalent.

304.

Modern Dance III - Three semester hours, five hours lab per week. Analysis, demonstration, and practice of intermediate/advanced techniques of contemporary dance. Prerequisites: DAN 204 or the equivalent.