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ADSC 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Advanced Design Studies College. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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ADSC 560: Topics in Design: _____ (1-3 )
A study of different topics in different semesters in a special area of interest to a staff member and suitable qualified students. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing in department. LAB
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ADSC 580: Special Problems in Design (1-6 )
A study of current problems in design or crafts with an emphasis on research. Special problems proposals must be discussed with and approved by the instructor and advisor prior to enrollment in the course. A student may not take more than six credit hours of special problems in any one semester. Prerequisite: Junior standing in department. IND
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ADSC 810: Orientation Seminar (1 )
Studies directed to development of a thesis plan. Required of all graduate students. Offered in fall semester only. Graded S or F. LEC
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ART 101: Drawing I (3 )
Basic problems in drawing. LAB
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ART 102: Drawing II (3 )
Continuation of ART 101. Prerequisite: ART 101. LAB
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ART 103: Art Concepts and Practice (3 ) U
A companion course to ART 104. Lecture and studio experiences across disciplines emphasizing conceptual fundamentals, technical/skill development, visual sensibility, critical thinking and professional topics in art. LEC
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ART 104: Art Principles and Practice (3 ) U
A companion course to ART 103. Lecture and studio experiences across disciplines emphasizing conceptual fundamentals, technical/skill development, visual sensibility, critical thinking and professional topics in art. LEC
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ART 120: Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting (3 )
Open to all university students. Specifically for students with limited or no previous experience. An exploration of basic technical and expressive possibilities in drawing and painting; may include field trips, films, visiting lecturers. Six hours scheduled studio activity and three hours outside work weekly. LAB
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ART 121: Fundamentals of Printmaking (3 )
Open to all university students. Specifically for students with limited or no previous experience. An exploration of basic technical and expressive possibilities in printmaking, including woodcut, etching, lithography and silk screen; may include field trips, films, visiting lecturers. Six hours scheduled studio activity and three hours outside work weekly.. LAB
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ART 122: Fundamentals of Sculpture (3 )
Open to all university students. Specifically for students with limited or no previous experience. An exploration of basic technical and expressive possibilities in three-dimensional form and space, including sculpture, modeling, carving, and construction; may include field trips, films, visiting lecturers. Six hours scheduled studio activity and three hours outside work weekly. LAB
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ART 123: Fundamentals of Expanded Media (3 ) U
Open to all university students. Specifically for students with limited or no previous experience. An exploration of basic technical and expressive possibilities in Expanded Media, including Installation, Performance, Video and other Digital technologies; may include field trips, films, and/or visiting lecturers. Six hours scheduled studio activity and three hours outside work weekly. LAB
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ART 130: Fundamentals of Fiber Forms (3 ) U
Open to all university students. Studio exploration of fibers as an art form and means of personal expression. Emphasis is placed on three-dimensional objects. A variety of interlacement, construction, and dye techniques are introduced. LAB
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ART 131: Fundamentals of Ceramics (3 )
Open to all university students. Specifically for students with limited or no previous experience. An introduction to ceramics including throwing, handbuilding, glazing, firing, and related activities. LAB
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ART 132: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing/Jewelry (3 )
Open to all university students. Specifically for students with limited or no previous experience. A comprehensive study of the field of jewelry and metalsmithing with an emphasis on the tools, processes, and techniques used in the design and fabrication of objects from metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, bronze, sterling and related materials. Studio experience will include lectures, slide presentations, demonstrations, visiting artist, and student projects. LAB
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ART 133: Fundamentals of Fibers (3 ) U
Open to all university students. Studio exploration of fibers as an art form and means of personal expression. A variety of dyeing, construction, and surface embellishment techniques will be introduced. LAB
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ART 177: First Year Seminar: ______ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Art. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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ART 201: Color Theory (3 )
An introduction to the basic color theories and their application. Presentation of the relationship between pigment and light, and of additive and subtractive color mixing. Prerequisite: ART 101, and ART 103 or ART 104. LAB
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ART 300: Special Topics in Visual Art: _____ (1-4 )
Course to be offered in related areas of research, mixed media or interdisciplinary exploration. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LAB
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ART 310: Build Smart (3 ) U
Introduction to the experience and culture of building projects by hand. Students analyze and determine the best ways to build. Students also become familiar with tools, machines, building practices and material necessary for wood and steel fabrication. Prerequisite: ART 103, ART 104, or permission of the instructor. LEC
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ART 375: Directed Readings in Visual Art (1-3 ) U
Directed reading in specific areas of visual art. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103 and ART 104; and six hours of Visual Art courses, or permission of instructor. IND
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ART 500: Advanced Special Topics in Visual Art: _____ (1-4 )
Course to be offered in related areas of research, mixed media or interdisciplinary exploration. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Visual Art courses, or permission of instructor. LEC
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ART 540: Professional Activities Seminar (3 )
Comprehensive development of skills and strategies needed to pursue a career as a professional studio artist. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Twenty-four hours of departmental electives or permission of instructor. LEC
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ART 575: Advanced Directed Reading in Visual Art (1-3 )
Directed reading in specific areas of visual art. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Visual Art courses, or permission of instructor. IND
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ART 590: Internship in Visual Art (1-3 ) U
Practical experience in the use of artistic skills in approved and supervised academic or professional settings. May be repeated for credit; no more than six hours may be applied to the B.A. or B.F.A. degree. Credit hours are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to the written recommendation provided by the internship supervisor to the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and fifteen hours of Visual Art courses; and prerequisite of instructor. FLD
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ART 598: Special Topics: Studio Theory and Criticism (3 )
Lecture, discussion, and supervised research in current topics related to contemporary studio theory and criticism. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. This course will be counted as free electives in course distribution. Prerequisite: Eighteen hours of departmental electives. LEC
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ART 599: Individual Studies in Visual Art (1-6 )
Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours may apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Visual Art courses; and permission of instructor. Does not fulfill ART 695/ART 696 requirement. IND
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ART 695: Directed Study I (3 )
Individual studio activity under direction of faculty advisor; capstone experience. Prerequisite: Thirty hours of departmental electives, consent of department, and permission of instructor. IND
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ART 696: Directed Study II (4 )
Continuation of ART 695; capstone experience. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: ART 695 and permission of instructor. IND
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ART 801: Directed Study III (2-5 )
Individual studio activity under the direction of faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: Permission of graduate director and enrollment in the Visual Art MFA program. RSH
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ART 802: Directed Study IV (2-5 )
Continuation of Directed Study III. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Visual Art MFA Program. RSH
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ART 803: Directed Study V (2-5 )
Continuation of Directed Study IV. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Visual Art MFA Program. RSH
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ART 805: Graduate Studio (1-3 )
Individual graduate studio research in visual art. Course content to be determined by the student under the supervision of a graduate faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in The School of The Arts and permission of the instructor. RSH
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ART 861: Directed Reading in Visual Art (1-3 )
Research reading and presentation of reports on specific subjects related to the student's major area of specialization. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MFA Program in the Department of Visual Art. RSH
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ART 877: Graduate Seminar (3 )
The graduate seminar emphasizes professional preparation for contemporary artists focusing on writing skills, oral presentations, critiques of individual creative research/artwork, critical thinking about and visual analysis of current art forms and contemporary approaches to the teaching of studio art. Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Program in Visual Art. SEM
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ART 898: Special Topics: Studio Theory and Criticism (3 )
Lecture, discussion, and supervised research in current topics related to contemporary studio theory and criticism. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. This course will be counted as a graduate level academic elective in course and credit distribution. LEC
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ART 899: Graduate Seminar (1 )
Weekly discussion of issues and/or work in art. (Graded on a satisfactory/or F basis.) Repeat for credit in subsequent semesters. SEM
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ART 906: Graduate Studio (1-3 )
Individual graduate studio research in visual art. Course content to be determined by the student under the supervision of a graduate faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 805 and permission of the instructor. RSH
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ART 950: Thesis in Visual Art (1-6 )
Original research in visual art culminating in a thesis exhibition. May be repeat for credit. Prerequisite: Thirty-six credit hours of graduate credit and permission of the graduate review committee. THE
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CER 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Ceramics. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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CER 208: Ceramics I (3 )
The development of form and surface through the use of handbuilding and wheel thrown techniques. Stoneware and Raku are explored. Prerequisite: ART 102 and ART 104. LAB
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CER 300: Special Topics in Ceramics: _____ (1-4 ) U
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LEC
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CER 301: Ceramics II (3 )
A continuation of ART 131 and/or CER 208 with emphasis in firing low temperature ceramics. An introduction to glaze formulation and firing procedures through the use of earthenware and low temperature talc bodies. Prerequisite: ART 131 or CER 208. LAB
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CER 402: Ceramics III (3 )
A study of high fire ceramics using stoneware and porcelain. The development of ceramic forms and shapes utilizing traditional and nontraditional techniques such as salt glaze, wood firing, oxidation, and reductions. Prerequisite: ART 131 or CER 208. LAB
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CER 500: Advanced Special Topics Ceramics: _____ (1-4 ) U
Course to be offered in an area of specific interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Ceramics courses, or permission of instructor. LEC
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CER 504: Kilns (3 )
The principles in kiln design, including up-draft, down-draft, cross-draft, and electric kilns, and burner technology. Prerequisite: CER 301. LEC
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CER 505: Clay and Glaze Formulation (3 )
Formulation of the various clay bodies and glazes associated with ceramics. Prerequisite: CER 301. LEC
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CER 506: Production (6 )
Procedures, techniques, problems, and solutions for setting up and operating a production pottery studio, including the development of ceramic forms and glazes related to marketability and design and mold production for industry. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CER 301 and CER 302. LAB
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CER 515: Advanced Ceramics I (6 )
Development of individual direction in ceramics based on experience, research, and skills acquired in previous courses; capstone experience. Prerequisite: CER 301 and CER 402. LAB
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CER 520: Advanced Ceramics II (6 ) U
Continuation of CER 515; capstone experience. Prerequisite: CER 515. LAB
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CER 590: Internship in Ceramics (1-3 ) U
Practical experience in the use of artistic skills in approved and supervised academic or professional settings. May be repeated for credit; no more than six hours may be applied to the B.A. or B.F.A. degree. Credit hours are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to the written recommendation provided by the internship supervisor to the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and fifteen hours of Visual Art courses; and permission of instructor. FLD
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CER 599: Individual Studies in Ceramics (1-6 ) U
Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours may apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Ceramics courses or permission of instructor. IND
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CER 715: Ceramics (2-6 )
Individual research. Prerequisite: CER 515 or equivalent. RSH
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CER 725: Glass (2-6 )
Individual research. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. RSH
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CER 815: Ceramics (2-6 )
Continuation of CER 805. RSH
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CER 825: Glass (2-6 )
Individual research. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. RSH
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DANC 101: Ballet I (1.5 )
Classical and modern approaches to the language of ballet for beginners. May be repeated for credit. Does not count toward the dance major requirements. ACT
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DANC 102: Ballet II (1.5 )
Classical and modern approaches to the language of ballet for experienced beginners. May be repeated for credit. Does not count toward the dance major requirements. Prerequisite: DANC 101 or consent of instructor. ACT
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DANC 103: Modern I (1.5 )
Dance technique for beginners with precedents in the movement vocabularies of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Merce Cunningham, and the seminal choreographers of modern dance. May be repeated for credit. Does not count toward the dance major requirements. ACT
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DANC 104: Modern II (1.5 )
Dance technique for experienced beginners with precedents in the movement vocabularies of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Merce Cunningham, and the seminal choreographers of modern dance. May be repeated for credit. Does not count toward the dance major requirements. Prerequisite: DANC 103 or permission of instructor. ACT
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DANC 105: Jazz I (1.5 )
Dance technique for beginners based on elements of Latino, African, popular and classical jazz dance forms. May be repeated for credit. Does not count toward the dance major requirements. ACT
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DANC 106: Jazz II (1.5 )
Dance technique for experienced beginners based on elements of Latino, African, popular and classical jazz dance forms. May be repeated for credit. Does not count toward the dance major requirements. Prerequisite: DANC 105 or consent of instructor. ACT
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DANC 108: Pas de Deux (1 )
The elements of classical ballet partnering (pas de deux) are explored. These elements include supported poses, turns, lifts, and their coordination between the partners. For men only. Women enroll in Pointe and Pas de Deux, DANC 307. May be repeated for credit. ACT
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DANC 109: Men's Ballet (2 )
An introduction to classical ballet focusing on the particular requirements of the male ballet technique including leaps, turns, batterie, and their presentation. May be repeated for credit. ACT
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DANC 125: Movement Efficiency for Athletes (3 )
A course designed to improve athletic performance potential by improving initiation and follow-through of movement; improving coordination, timing, and ease of action; and reducing the risk of injury through better technique. Students will learn how to apply the basic principles of Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff to the specialized movement skills of various sports. Students will also learn to develop individualized warm-ups and drills to improve performance. Prerequisite: Participation in team sports, dance, martial arts, other skilled sport movement, or consent of instructor. ACT
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DANC 150: Dance Improvisation (2 )
Developing skills in perception and the rapid translation of ideas into dance. Central to the course will be exposure to a variety of stimuli from music and the visual arts, to nature and people on the streets. Prerequisite: DANC 104 or consent of instructor. ACT
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DANC 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Dance. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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DANC 201: Ballet III (1-2 )
Classical and modern approaches to the language of ballet for intermediate dancers. May be repeated for variable credit. Prerequisite: DANC 102 or consent of instructor. LAB
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DANC 203: Modern III (1-2 )
Dance technique for intermediate dancers with precedents in the movement vocabularies of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Merce Cunningham, and the seminal choreographers of modern dance. May be repeated for variable credit. Prerequisite: DANC 104 or consent of instructor. LAB
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DANC 205: Jazz III (1-2 )
Dance technique for intermediate dancers based on elements of Latino, African, popular and classical jazz dance forms. May be repeated for variable credit. Prerequisite: DANC 105 or consent of instructor. LAB
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DANC 210: Rhythms and Structures of Music (1 )
An introduction to the analysis and use of rhythms and the compositional forms of music for dance. LEC
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DANC 220: Dance Performance (1 )
A dance repertory and performance class with emphasis on developing skills for performing ballet, modern, jazz, historic, and/or forms of theatrical dance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 200- or 300-level dance technique course. ACT
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DANC 230: Introduction to African Dance Theatre (2 ) NW
An introduction to the general techniques of non-verbal theatrical conventions in African cultures. Practical training in movement vocabulary will be supplemented by lectures on the "text" of performance. (Same as AAAS 334 and THR 226.) LEC
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DANC 240: Introduction to Classical East Indian Dance (3 )
Classical East Indian dance has an extensive movement vocabulary that emphasizes the coordination of rhythmic foot patterns with intricate hand gestures. Students will learn the mudras (hand gestures) and their significance and integration within each dance. Readings will include excerpts from the Natya Sastra and other treatises of East Indian dance and culture. LEC
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DANC 250: Choreography: Structured Solos (2 )
Movement studies for solo figure based on exploration of the fundamental ingredients of dance (space, time, weight, and energy flow) and how to organize them into short compositional forms such as ABA, verse/refrain, or narrative. Prerequisite: DANC 150 and DANC 203 or consent of instructor. LEC
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DANC 260: Musical Theatre Dance (2 )
This course focuses on the dance and movement vocabulary uniquely associated with musical theatre productions, as well as a variety of popular dance styles from the 1920s to the present. Performance techniques for the stage are emphasized. ACT
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DANC 301: Ballet IV (1-3 )
Classical and modern approaches to the language of ballet for advanced dancers. May be repeated for variable credit. Prerequisite: DANC 202 or consent of instructor. LAB
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DANC 303: Modern IV (1-3 )
Dance technique for advanced dancers with precedents in the movement vocabularies of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Merce Cunningham, and the seminal choreographers of modern dance. May be repeated for variable credit. Prerequisite: DANC 203 or consent of instructor. LAB
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DANC 305: Jazz IV (3 )
Dance technique for advanced dancers based on elements of Latino, African, popular and classical jazz dance forms. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DANC 205 or consent of instructor. LAB
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DANC 307: Pointe and Pas de Deux (2 )
An introduction to pointe and classical partnering work for the intermediate/advanced female ballet dancer, with equal emphasis on pointe technique and style, and on classical repertory for couples. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DANC 201 or consent of instructor. LAB
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DANC 308: Pas de Deux (1 )
The exploration of classical ballet partnering (pas de deux) including supported poses, lifts, turns, and their coordination between the partners. For men only. Women enroll in Pointe and Pas de Deux, DANC 307. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DANC 108, DANC 201, or permission of instructor. LAB
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DANC 309: Men's Ballet (2 )
A continuation of the study of male classical ballet technique including leaps, turns, batterie, and their presentation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DANC 109, DANC 201, or permission of instructor. LAB
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DANC 310: Music for Dance (3 )
An examination of music as accompaniment for dance in both classroom and performance settings. Students will listen and analyze music from various historic periods to develop the skills necessary to select music appropriate for choreography. They will learn techniques for working with accompanists and composers. Prerequisite: DANC 210 or consent of instructor. LEC
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DANC 320: University Dance Company (0-1 )
A dance repertory, performance and production class. Emphasis is on the development of skills for performing and/or producing dance concerts. Admission by audition only. May be repeated for credit. LAB
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DANC 325: Movement Efficiency for Athletes (3 )
A course designed to improve athletic performance potential by improving initiation and follow-through of movement; improving coordination, timing, and ease of action; and reducing the risk of injury through better technique. Students will learn how to apply the basic principles of Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff to the specialized movement skills of various sports. Students also will learn to develop individualized warm-ups and drills to improve performance. Prerequisite: Participation in team sports, dance, martial arts, other skilled sport movement, or consent of instructor. ACT
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DANC 330: Approaches to World Dance (3 ) HL
This course examines dance forms from throughout the world and how they relate to the times and cultures in which they evolved. Dance forms such as African, East Indian classical, European court dance, ballet, modern, and jazz will be studied through readings, master classes, live performances, videotapes, and films. Prerequisite: 200-level English course. LEC
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DANC 340: Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (3 )
This course will introduce both the theoretical and physical applications of Laban Movement Analysis: Effort/Shape Notation (a notation system recording changes in movement qualities with respect to time, weight, space, and energy flow); Space Harmony (a system that describes human movement in relation to space); Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals (a series of basic exercises to integrate and facilitate the neuromuscular connections within the body) and Labanotation (a symbolic movement notation system). LAB
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DANC 350: Choreography: Group Forms (3 )
In-depth development of movement themes for duet, trio, and larger groups. At least one concert length work with plans for presentation to an audience will be required. Prerequisite: DANC 250 or consent of instructor. LAB
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DANC 370: Musculoskeletal Concepts for Dancers (3 )
A study of anatomical and mechanical principles affecting the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Laboratory application of these principles will specifically examine the movements required in dance training. LEC
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DANC 375: Ideokinesis (3 ) H
Basic concepts of neuromuscular and skeletal education through the use of specific imagery (ideokinesis). Based on the work of Mabel Todd, Lulu Sweigard, and Irmgard Bartenieff, the emphasis is on body connectedness and dynamic alignment. The aim is to realize full movement potential in the most efficient way through intrinsic body awareness. Injury prevention is addressed by introducing principles of conditioning (strength, flexibility, endurance) and factors leading to injury such as muscular imbalances or postural deviations. LEC
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DANC 430: Dance for Children (3 )
Methods and materials for teaching creative dance and the fundamentals of dance technique to children. Lessons are prepared and tested in the classroom and then presented to elementary school children. Prerequisite: DANC 203 or consent of instructor. LEC
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DANC 440: Introduction to Classical East Indian Dance (3 ) NW
Classical East Indian dance has an extensive movement vocabulary that emphasizes the coordination of rhythmic foot patterns with intricate hand gestures. Students will learn the mudras (hand gestures) and their significance and integration within each dance. Readings will include excerpts from the Natya Sastra and other treatises of East Indian dance and culture. LEC
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DANC 450: Environmental Choreography (3 )
Designing dances for non-traditional performing spaces both indoors and outdoors. Students analyze how different natural and built environments can affect the gesture, space, time, and overall structure of a dance composition as well as the relationship between performers and spectators. Prerequisite: DANC 350 or consent of instructor. LAB
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DANC 460: Dance History: Research and Reconstruction (3 ) HL H
Through research and reconstruction, students will examine major topics in dance history, such as the meaning and function of dance in pre-industrial societies, communal and court dance in Europe from the 14th to the19th centuries, and the transformation and development of dance as a theatre art in the modern world. Texts by dance historians and treatises by dancing masters will be supplemented by readings from fields, such as anthropology, philosophy, art history, and literature, that indicate the different ways of approaching the history of dance. LEC
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DANC 470: Renaissance and Baroque Dance (3 )
Students will analyze, interpret, reconstruct, and perform historic dance forms, such as the galliard and minuet, by working with treatises of Renaissance and Baroque dancing masters, scholarly studies, and other documentary materials. The dance forms will be studied in relation to the music, visual arts, and literature of the period. LEC
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DANC 475: Performing Arts Administration Dancers (3 )
Designed to provide an overview of key areas in performing arts administration, including professional speaking and writing, grant writing and development, publicity and marketing strategies, developing relationships with presenters and funders, and audience education. Through readings, class discussion, guest lectures with professionals from the field, and projects based on real-life scenarios, students will develop tools to further their careers as choreographers and performers. This focused study also provides individuals with the direction and means to employ their training in the field of performing arts administration and management at many different levels. This course prepares dance students for their entry into the professional arts marketplace. LEC
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DANC 480: Movement for Older Adults (3 )
This course is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of the movement problems experienced by older adults and to develop the student's ability to create movement interventions to address these concerns. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and seniors only. LEC
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DANC 490: Introduction to Flamenco Dance Technique (3 )
Using the basic compas (rhythmic structures) of Flamenco, we will explore the different components of flamenco dance technique: floreo (spiraling fingers), brazeo (arm movements), palmas (rhythmic hand-clapping), marcaje (marking, or movement through space), vueltas (turns) and zapateado (footwork). We will cultivate an awareness of flamenco's unique posture, learn the structure of the different rhythmic forms and introduce the possibilities for personal expression and improvisation. LEC
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DANC 498: Directed Study in: _____ (1-3 )
Investigation of a special topic or project in aesthetics, dance history, movement analysis, production, or a creative project. A maximum of six hours may be counted toward graduation. Prerequisite: At least seven hours of credit in dance courses. IND
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DANC 530: Practicum in: _____ (1 )
Supervised experience in teaching beginning level dance technique in the styles of ballet, jazz, or modern dance. Different approaches are analyzed, discussed, and tested in the studio. Prerequisite: Intermediate level of dance technique in the style of the practicum. FLD
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School of the Arts (Liberal Arts and Sciences)

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