Arnhold 5-Year BA/MA in Dance Education
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This degree plan includes the entire existing 34-credit BA/Dance curriculum and the full 120 credits required for a BA degree from Hunter, including 10 "crossover" graduate-level credits that apply to both the undergraduate and graduate sides of the degree, and 23 additional graduate-level courses.
School of Education Courses: (16 credits)
- SEDF 203: Social Foundations of Adolescent Education (3 credits)
- SEDF 204: Adolescent Development, Grades 7-12 (2 credits)
- SEDF 205: Educational Psychology: Applications to Adolescent Education (2 credits)
- SEDF 706: Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education (2 credits)
- SEDC 210: Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education (3 credit)
- SEDC 220: Adolescent Health and Safety (1 credit)
- SPED 708: Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
Dance Program Courses: (11 credits)
- DANED 760: Dance Teaching Methods 1 - Introduction to methods and strategies for lesson planning and curriculum building; examination of contexts for productive learning, differentiated instruction, and srategies for reaching students with special needs, use of music in teaching dance; specific content areas will include Creative Movement, Technique/Physical Skills, Traditional Forms, Dance in the Community and Musical Theater. (3 credits)
- DANED 762: Dance Teaching Methods 2 - Advanced investigation into content of Methods 1, including peer-to-peer inquiry groups, in-house teaching and self-evaluation. (3 credits)
- DANED 766.05: Student Teaching - 60 days plus 30 hours seminar, workshops, conferences and observations. (5 credits)
Theory/Context/Perspectives: (9 credits)
- DAN 740: Aesthetics: (3 credits)
- Aesthetics (Personal and Philosophical) - Aesthetic Analysis of Choreography and Textual Analysis of major works in a variety of genres and styles.
- Contemporary Issues and Trends - Pop Culture, Fusion/Globalism and Collaboration/New Media/Digital Technologies.
- Artistic Ecology - Resources, Careers and Political/Social Activism.
- DAN 742: Dance History - Origins, History, Traditions, Innovations (3 credits)
- Historical Survey.
- Lomax Cultural Origins.
- Trends in Global Dance Studies.
- Trends in Cultural Studies.
- DAN 746: Special Topics - A rotating cycle of content based on student and faculty interests, to include issues such as multi-culturalism, globalism, collaboration, distinct styles and arts administration. (3 credits)
Technique: (7 credits)
- DAN 701: Physical Training - Course work is focused on the training of the body and both theoretical and practical understanding of its functionalities. This curricular area is designed to be highly responsive to the individual student's needs and interests and will include courses in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, African styles, as well as independent studies in other styles (4 credits - 3 X 2 credits)
- DAN 705: Maintenance of the Instrument (3 credits)
- Survey of somatic approaches to the dancer's instrument.
- Intensive topics in anatomy and kinesiology.
- Analysis of style-based patterns: jazz, urban and world styles.
- Intensive examination of pedagogical integration of somatic thinking.
Creative Work: (4 credits)
- DAN 730: Studies of Forms (3 credits)
- Individualized assignments designed to push students to expand their personal artistic capabilities.
- Practice in creating choreographic work in a variety of forms, genres and styles appropriate to Pre-K-12 environments.
- DAN 735: Performance/Presentation (1 credit)
- Presentation of original choreography.
- Written analysis of pedagogical principles pertaining to the creative process.