Dance History, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 19

Program Code: N269

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

See form available in Fine Arts Dean’s office:

  • Complete 2 copies of this form, and have both copies approved by a School of Dance Faculty advisor.
  • Take one copy to the School of Dance Office, Reynolds Performing Arts Center, Rm. 1000 (RPAC 1000).
  • Take one copy to the Office of the Dean, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, Fred Jones Fine Arts Center, Rm. 122 (FJC 122) on or before the student’s senior grade check.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course.

A minimum of 9 hours must be upper division dance history courses.

Of the required coursework, at least 12 of the 19 credit hours must be completed in residency at the University of Oklahoma.

No courses counted toward the minor may be taken Pass/ No Pass.

The Minor in Dance History is available to all undergraduate students at OU except those majoring in dance.

  • Students must achieve a minimum 2.50 GPA (OU and overall) in the minor coursework.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 19 hours of coursework in dance history and ballet or modern dance technique, including 9 hours of upper division Dance History courses, and at least 2 semesters of courses in Ballet and/or Modern Dance technique. The following specific requirements must be met:

DANC 1713Understanding Dance3
DANC 1813Introduction to Non-Western Dance Forms3
DANC 3743Dance History: Early Roots3
DANC 3753Dance History: Three Centuries of Development3
DANC 3813History of World Dance3
Choose a minimum of two semesters from the following technique classes:4-8
Ballet Technique I
Modern Technique I
Ballet Technique II (with instructor's permission)
Ballet Technique III (with instructor's permission)
Modern Technique II (with instructor's permission)
Intermediate Modern Technique (with instructor's permission)
Modern Technique III (with instructor's permission)
Introduction to Flamenco
Total Credit Hours19
  • If the minor is officially declared and approved, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.