Course descriptions

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DANCE (DAN)

Many dance courses are offered on a rotation basis. Consult the Class Schedule Guide available in the Department of Dance office, or call 601.266.4161 to request a copy

101. Beginning Modern Dance. 2 hrs. Discussion and practice of movement patterns, improvisation and studies in modern dance for the nonmajor; may be repeated twice for a total of six hours

102. Beginning Ballet. 2 hrs. Discussion and practice of movements in ballet for the nonmajor; may be repeated twice for a total of six hours

103. Beginning Tap. 2 hrs. Developing an understanding and practice of movement skills basic to tap dance of America. May be repeated twice for a total of six hours; for nonmajors

104. Jazz Dance I. 2 hrs. The study and application of the basic skills of jazz dance. May be repeated twice for a total of six hours; for nonmajors

130. Dance Appreciation. 3 hrs. A survey of dance as a worldwide phenomenon of human behavior and its function in human society, past and present

131. Dance in Culture. 3 hrs. An in depth survey of dance as a worldwide phenomenon of human behavior functioning as an integral factor in developing cultures and societies; open to non-majors with consent of instructor

201. Modern Dance Technique II. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours. An introduction of modern dance techniques. A continuation of DAN 101; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

202. Ballet Technique I. 3 hrs. Discussion and practice of ballet skills for the dance major; may be repeated for a total of 12 hours

203. Tap Dance. 2 hrs. Study of the various styles of tap including rhythm, jazz and ballet forms. May be repeated twice for a total of six hours; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

210. Dance Improvisation. 3 hrs. An exploration of the elements of dance through the spontaneous act of creating and performing movement; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

212. Intermediate Dance Composition. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: DAN 210. Exploration of the elements of dance applied to dance choreography; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

220. Freshman Repertory. 1 hr. For entering dance majors. A structured rehearsal process culminating in public performance

240. Rhythmic Analysis and Accompaniment for Dance. 3 hrs. A basic analysis of music as it applies to movement and the study and practical application of dance accompaniment; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

301. Modern Dance Technique III. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours. The study and development of modern dance techniques and applied theories. A continuation of DAN 201; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

302. Ballet Technique II. 3 hrs. Continuation and further enrichment of the technique of ballet at the intermediate level for the dance major; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

304. Jazz Dance II. 2 hrs. The study and application of the principles of jazz movement; may be repeated for a total of six hours; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

305. Laban Movement Analysis. 3 hrs. A study of Laban movement analysis with application to dance performance, choreography, teaching, and theory; open to dance majors and minors

306. Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals. 3 hrs. A study of Bartenieff movement fundamentals with application to dance performance, choreography, teaching, and theory; open to dance majors and minors; repeatable for credit up to 6 hours

309. Dance Theatre Laboratory. 1-2 hrs. Studio sessions in special aspects of dance theatre (partnering, point work, classical repertory)

310. Advanced Dance Composition. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: DAN 210, DAN 212. Methods and approaches used in making dances

312. Junior Choreographic Project. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: DAN 210, DAN 212, DAN 310 and junior standing. Choreographic approaches for development toward the Senior Choreographic Research Project

320. Dance Production. 1 hr. Developing an awareness and application of production skills; may be repeated up to eight times; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

321. Choreographic Workshop. 1-6 hrs. Participation in creative dance and performance activities; by audition

340. Music Analysis and Choreographic Application. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: DAN 240 or consent of instructor. The study and practice of the principles of music and how those principles relate to movement and choreography

351. Labanotation I. 3 hrs. Introduction to elementary Labanotation, a system of recording movement; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

401. Modern Dance Technique IV. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours. Advanced Modern Dance technique and applied analysis of movement; a continuation of DAN 301; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

402. Ballet Technique III. 3 hrs. Continuation and further enrichment of the technique of ballet for the dance major; may be repeated for a total of 12 hours; a continuation of DAN 302; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

409. Practicum in Dance. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine hours. Practices and projects in ballroom dance, dance theory, performance or choreography for the undergraduate student; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

410. Senior Choreographic Project. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: DAN 210, DAN 212, DAN 310, DAN 312. The creation and production of an original dance work

411. Thesis Writing in Dance. 2 hrs. A written follow-up to a choreographic project of an original work. Prerequisites: DAN 210, DAN 212, DAN 310, DAN 312, DAN 410; writing intensive

420. Repertory Dance Company. 1 hr. May be repeated for a total of eight hours. The study and practice of faculty and student choreographic works for performance; by audition only

430. Dance in Cultural Context. 3hrs. The history of the development of dance forms and their social, cultural and political significances from lineage-based societies through the end of the nineteenth century; open to non-majors with consent of the instructor

431. 20th Century Dance Forms. 3 hrs. The history of the development of twentieth century dance forms and the artistic and societal frameworks in which they evolved; open to nonmajors with consent of instructor

451. Labanotation II. 3 hrs. Continuation of DAN 351

471. Dance Internship. 1-9 hrs

472. Service Learning in Dance. 1-3 hrs. Linking dance to the surrounding community; students devise and execute outreach projects

480. Theatre Dance. 2 hrs

482. Precision Dance. 1 hr

491. Senior Capstone Experience in Dance. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Examination and clarification of goals. Dance resources, survey of contemporary dance studies, dance writing; writing intensive

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of 9 hours. (Students undertaking a Senior Honors Special Problems Project will enroll in DAN 492H.) Open to nonmajors with consent of instructor; a directed individual study planned and approved by a faculty adviser

499. British Studies. 3-6 hrs. Studies in dance and movement sciences abroad (five weeks)

DANCE EDUCATION (DED)

260. Field Observations in Dance. 1 hr. An introduction to dance education as a profession; initial field experience, and pedagogical benchmarks must be met for DED majors.

360. Methods in Dance Education K-12. 3 hrs. Methods, materials and practical experience for teaching dance, K-12 and beyond.

361. Practicum in Dance Education. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: DED 260, 360. A course focused in defining a personal approach to teaching elementary classroom fieldwork and extensive research.

+460. Student Teaching in Elementary Dance. 6 hrs. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program, DED 260, DED 360, DED 361, PSY 374, SPE 400, REF 400, REF 409; student practice teaching in elementary dance education

+461. Student Teaching in Secondary Dance. 6 hrs. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program, DED 260, DED 360, DED 361, PSY 374, SPE 400, REF 400, REF 409; student practice teaching in secondary dance education

491. Senior Capstone Experience. 3 hrs. Prepares educators for work in the field, teaching philosophy, current discourse; open to graduating senior dance education majors; writing intensive


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)