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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)
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Refinement of conducting and teaching skills in a choral setting. Focus on relationships between gesture and choral sound, rehearsal structure and optimal learning, and age-appropriate choral literature and development of musicality. (Same as MEMT 820.) LAB
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Development of fluency in reading full scores at the piano. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Two semesters of COND 791 or consent of instructor. RSH
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A study of techniques needed to project the conductor's concept in rehearsal and performance. Participating in rehearsals under the supervision of the instructor. May involve conducting in public performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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Choral literature from 1450 to 1650. LEC
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Symphonic repertoire. LEC
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Operatic repertoire. LEC
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Solo repertoire with orchestra. LEC
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A study of literature for wind band including original works and transcriptions. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. LEC
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Open only to students who have been admitted to the D.M.A. program in conducting. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. RSH
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Maximum credit, four hours. THE
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A lecture-recital and scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in conducting. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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A scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in performance and conducting. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE
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The basic principles of cardiovascular anatomy, with particular attention to the embryonic development. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. This course will provide students with an understanding of the general concepts and control mechanisms of the cardiovascular system. The first half of the semester will cover a general anatomical review of the cardiovascular system and peripheral vascular physiology. The second half of the semester will focus on cardiac physiology as well as the coordination between various aspects of the cardiovascular system. The course will introduce the student to echocardiographic evaluation of cardiovascular physiology and evaluation using other diagnostic modalities when applicable. LEC
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The basic principles of electrocardiography, with particular attention to basic normal and abnormal pattern recognition. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. This course is designed to present basic principles of ECG and the fundamentals of the ECG waveform. The student will be introduced to normal basic pattern and common abnormality recognition. LEC
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Basic principles of Doppler echocardiography, with particular attention to the practical application of same to the normal echo exam. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental physical principles of ultrasound imaging and Doppler echocardiography and their application to the echocardiographic examination. The course will introduce the student to the basic physics of Doppler ultrasound. The student will also be introduced to the fundamental principles of pulsed-wave, continuous-wave and color-flow Doppler and their application to diagnostic cardiac sonography. In addition, the student will be introduced to the objectives of the routine Doppler examination along with a definition of the normal Doppler exam. LEC
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Provide the student with the basic care skill necessary to function in the hospital and clinical setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. This course will provide the student with an introduction to the profession and the role of the cardiac sonographer. Patient care skills will be reviewed including patient transfer, proper ergonomics of scanning, measurement of vital signs, hand hygiene, sterile technique, infection control, orientation to the hospital and clinical environment and effective communication skills. LEC
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Provide the student with the basic hands-on experience to perform a two-dimensional echocardiogram. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. The purpose of the clinical education of the program is to provide meaningful, well-balanced sonographic experiences for the sonographers in training. The clinical competency evaluation system is a method of evaluating the progress of the student's ability to perform two-dimensional echocardiograms. This method is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to progress at a rate consistent with his/her ability and knowledge. Clinical Practicum I will focus on the development of image recognition, anatomy identification and acquisition of two-dimensional imaging, measuring two-dimensional and m-mode of chamber size, method-of-disk measurement of left ventricle for calculation of ejection. PRA
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The basic principles of cardiovascular physiology, with particular attention to the control mechanisms of the cardiovascular system. This course is designed to review cardiovascular anatomy. The course will include basic medical and cardiovascular terminology, embryologic development, congenital heart defects, and normal adult cardiovascular anatomy, including the great veins, arteries, coronary vessels and the conduction system. Normal cardiac anatomy in relation to the echocardiographic exam will be discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Advanced principles of Doppler echocardiography, with particular attention to the practical application of same to the echo lab. Prerequisite: CSON 052. This course is designed to enable the student to apply Doppler physics and instrumentation principles to the actual Doppler echocardiography examination. The student will learn how to derive hemodynamic data from the pulsed-wave, continuous wave and color-flow Doppler examinations. The student will learn to effectively acquire accurate Doppler measurements and apply those data to the appropriate parameters and equations that are routinely used in the echo lab. Special emphasis will be given to understanding the physical principles governing the ultrasound machine and applying those principles in practice. LEC
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This course is designed to enable the student to understand the pathophysiology of acquired valvular heart disease. The etiology, physiology, cardiac auscultation, physical examination and symptoms and electrocardiographic findings associated with the various disease states will be covered. Two-dimensional and spectral and color flow Doppler findings associated with each valvular disease state will be evaluated. The student will learn to obtain and effectively apply accurate two-dimensional and Doppler measurements as they relate to evaluation and quantification of valvular disease. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program LEC
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Provides the student with the basic hands-on experience to perform a spectral-Doppler and color-Doppler echocardiographic exam. The purpose of the clinical education of the program is designed to provide meaningful, well-balanced sonographic experiences for the sonographers in training. The experience is structured. The clinical competency evaluation system is a method of evaluating the echocardiograms and performance of students. This method is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to progress at a rate consistent with his/her ability and knowledge. Clinical Practicum II will focus on the development skills in spectral and color flow Doppler I imaging. The following Doppler assessment skills will be developed in the clinical setting: pulse and continuous-wave and color flow Doppler. The student will be expected to continue enhancement and proficiency in two-dimensional and m-mode imaging developed in Clinical Practicum I. Prerequisite: CSON 054. PRA
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This course is designed to enable the student to understand the pathophysiology and echocardiographic findings associated with cardiomyopathies and systolic and diastolic assessment of the heart. The etiology, physiology, cardiac auscultation, physical examination and symptoms and EKG findings associated with the various disease states will be covered. The role of two-dimensional, m-mode and color flow and spectral Doppler in the evaluation of the various disease states will be evaluated. The student will learn to obtain and effectively apply accurate two-dimensional and Doppler measurements as they relate to evaluation and quantification of systolic and diastolic function and echocardiographic role of evaluation of diseases of the myocardium. Prerequisite: CSON 062. LEC
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The basic physical principles of diagnostic ultrasound, with particular attention to mathematics, waves, attenuation, Doppler ultrasound and ultrasound instrumentation. This is the first of two ultrasound physics courses designed to prepare the student for Sonography Principles and Instrumentation exam he or she will be required to take to become registered with ARDMS. The content of this course will cover mathematics, sound waves, attenuation, pulsed-wave operation, transducers, systems operations, Doppler, artifacts, bioeffects, contrast, harmonics and quality assurance. The focus of the course will be to help the student understand the physical principles that the ultrasound machine utilizes to create the ultrasound image and help the student appreciate both the capabilities and limitations of imaging with ultrasound. The student will be introduced to the physical principles of pulsed-wave Doppler, continuous-wave Doppler and color-flow Doppler and the application of these modalities to diagnostic ultrasound. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Provides the student with skills necessary to perform an echocardiogram and accurately assess valvular heart disease. This course is designed to allow the student to advance the skills learned in Clinical Practicum I and II in the clinical environment. The focus of this course will be on valvular heart disease, prosthetic valve surveillance, sonographic evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, and transesophageal echocardiographic procedures. The clinical instructors will formally evaluate the competency in each of the required skills. Prerequisite: CSON 063. PRA
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The basic principles of ancillary cardiovascular testing and interventional procedures, with particular attention to the relationships and applicability of same to cardiovascular ultrasound. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program. This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to interpret a clinical cardiology assessment and to familiarize the student with the special procedures utilized in the echocardiography laboratory. The student will be introduced to basic cardiac pharmacology and to basic cardiac laboratory values. A specific goal of this course is to give the student the skills necessary to obtain a cardiac patient history. A detailed description of a transesophageal echocardiogram will be covered. The role of contrast in evaluation of the heart will be discussed along with the clinical utility and technique of administering contrast. Ultrasound machine functions and control optimization will be presented. Contrast echocardiography will be introduced. The pacemaker optimization procedure will be explained. Nuclear medicine stress testing, dobutamine echocardiography and bicycle stress testing will be discussed. The student will be introduced to strain and strain rate imaging and strain rate imaging along with 3D echocardiography. LEC
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The basic principles physical principles of diagnostic ultrasound, with particular attention to acquiring the necessary skills to successfully complete the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation exam to become registered with the ARDMS. Prerequisite: CSON 071. This is the second of two ultrasound physics courses designed to prepare the student for Sonography Principles and Instrumentation exam he or she will be required to take to become registered with ARDMS. The content of this course will cover fluid dynamics, hemodynamics, vascular principles and cardiovascular principles. In addition, the content of the Physics I course will be reviewed in preparation for the registry exams. In doing so, special emphasis will be place on the topics of Doppler, pulsed-wave operation, transducers, system operation, bioeffects, contrast, harmonics and quality assurance, again in preparation for the registry exams. Special emphasis will also be placed on helping the student understand the physical principle behind the ultrasound machine controls and and how to use the controls optimally. LEC
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At the completion of this course the student will have the necessary knowledge to perform a complete echocardiographic assessment using the appropriate two-dimensional, m-mode, spectral and color flow Doppler information. The student will learn about the following disease states and their relationship to a cardiac evaluation: cardiac diseases secondary to systemic illness, connective tissue disorders, neurological diseases, endocrine, hematological disorders, pericardial disease, cardiac tumors and masses and disease of the great vessels. Prerequisite: CSON 070. LEC
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Provides the students with skills necessary to perform stress echocardiography, TEE and contrast echocardiography. The students will continue to build on the two-dimensional, m-mode, spectral and color-flow Doppler assessment skills learned in the previous clinical experience. The students will develop the skills necessary to perform stress echocardiography including patient preparation, acquisition of baseline 2D images, monitoring during stress testing and post-exercise image acquisition selection. The student will demonstrate the ability to evaluate the presence and severity of a pericardial effusion, differentiate between constrictive and restrictive physiology, and review shunt calculations and valvular heart disease and how to quantitate. The role of the sonographer in the performance of TEE and the use of contrast echo in the clinical setting will also be introduced in this clinical practicum. Prerequisite: CSON 063. PRA
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The basic principles of entering the ultrasound profession and review for board certification examinations. This course is designed to prepare the sonographer in training to evaluate and prepare for echocardiographic career opportunities in the following ways: (1) How to research the various types of career opportunities available to entry-level sonographers. (2) How to complete a resume and prepare for the interviewing process. (3) How to access the array of professional organizations and periodicals that will help maintain continuing education credits. (4) Summarize the disease states covered throughout the Adult Echo Series. The course will include a review of the adult echocardiography sections of certification examination. Prerequisites: CSON 082. LEC
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The basic principles congenital heart disease, with particular attention to the echocardiographic evaluation of the adult patient with surgically repaired congenital heart disease. This course will provide students with an overview of congenital heart disease. Normal embryologic development will be reviewed, followed by an introduction to the evaluation of congenital heart disease using the segmental approach. There will be detailed discussion of various congenital heart anomalies. These will be grouped according to the regions of the heart and associated blood vessels that are affected. In addition, echocardiographic evaluation of these congenital heart defects will be presented. There will be a special emphasis on the echocardiographic evaluation of congenital heart defect repair in the adult patient. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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The basic principles writing research papers and oral presentation, with particular attention to research techniques in collaboration with fellows and physicians. This course requires the sonographer in training to research an echocardiographic topic, write a paper about the topic and present the topic at noon conference in front of his peers, staff sonographers, nursing personnel, cardiology fellows and the medical staff. The student may include the natural history of the disease process, the historical approach to the diagnosis of the disease, an overview of the other modalities used in diagnosing the disease, the echocardiographic technique used in its diagnosis, and the scientific rationale behind the technique. In addition, the sonographer in training may include case studies in the presentation. The sonographer in training will be teamed with a cardiology fellow who will serve as both a mentor and a resource during the development of this presentation. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Provides the student with the opportunity to function as a semi-independent sonographer while working under the strict supervision of a registered sonographer and interpreting physician. The students will focus on obtaining high quality ultrasound images of the heart and related structures during this course. The course will focus on developing sufficient skills in the performance of the technique to produce complete anatomical and functional information for the physician to interpret on a semi-independent basis. The student will be allowed to scan in a semi-independent manner after competencies in valvular heart disease, regurgitation and stenotic lesions, myocardial disease, stress echocardiography (resting) have been completed in clinical practicum IV. TEE and observation of contrast echocardiography will continue to be completed with a clinical instructor. Semi-independent status is defined as ratio of 1 clinical instructor to 2 students. Prerequisite: CSON 083. PRA
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Orientation to the profession of cytotechnology including basic cell biology, ethics, the microscope, history of the profession. Also basic concepts of pathology are introduced including normal, benign proliferative, inflammatory, and reparative processes. The cellular alterations caused by these processes are introduced using the female genital system. The histology, anatomy, and endocrine system of the female genital tract are also covered. Microscopy of this section includes proper use and care of the microscope, hormonal cytology, and the range of normal reparative reactions. The recognition of specific infectious agents and/or their cellular manifestations is also included using the female genital tract as the body system under investigations. Prerequisite: Admissions to the Cytotechnology Program or permission of instructor. LEC
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The pathologic concepts of neoplasia, the morphogenesis of carcinoma, and the cellular changes associated with both premalignant and malignant changes of squamous cell lesions in the cervix are studied. Microscopy in this section includes pre-screening of clinical care load identifying normal and abnormal cellular criteria. Prerequisite: CYTO 300 or instructor's permission. LEC
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A continuation of CYTO 321 with the emphasis on lesions of the uterine corpus, metastatic lesions, and lesions of the vulva and vagina. Also treatment effect and pregnancy change are included in this section. Practical microscopy is also continued with the pre-screening of clinical cases. Prerequisite: CYTO 321 or instructor's permission. LEC
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Cytology lab regulations and QC requirements. Management requirements regarding safety, quality improvement, and personnel. Also, the normal, benign, and malignant changes of the upper and lower respiratory tract and the oral cavity. The anatomy, histology, and cytology of each of the body sites is studied as well as infectious agents common to these sites. Microscopy includes prescreening gynecologic material while further increasing speed and accuracy. Respiratory and oral specimens are also included in the practical microscopy. Students rotate through the processing laboratory. Prerequisite: CYTO 322 or permission of the instructor. LEC
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This course includes the cytology of the reticulo-endothelial system, effusions, CSF, and other miscellaneous fluids. Normal, benign, and malignant cellular criteria are covered as well as the anatomy and histology of each body site. Microscopy includes further practice in gyn material and all non-gyn specimens studied to this point. Students continue to use the processing laboratory on a rotating basis. Prerequisite: CYTO 355 or instructor's permission. LEC
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This course includes the cytology of the GI system, the breast, the urinary tract, and other miscellaneous body sites. The anatomy and histology of each of the body sites is studied; cellular criteria for benign, normal, and malignant changes are introduced. Advanced topics such as aspiration cytology will also be covered. Microscopy includes further practice in the pre-screening of gyn material as well as all non-gyn material studied to this point. Students continue to use the processing laboratory on a rotating basis. Prerequisite: CYTO 370 or instructor's permission. LEC
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This course will focus on the scientific method and research tools as used in recent journal articles. Discussion will specifically focus on critical evaluation of the conclusions presented and the evidence used to support those conclusions. Also, data retrieval will be practiced as the students research and write a paper on a cytology related topic. Prerequisite: CYTO 380 or instructor's permission. LEC
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Microscopy includes further practice in the screening of all gyn and non-gyn material at professional entry levels of speed and accuracy. Students continue to use the processing laboratory on a rotating basis and participate in case conference. Prerequisite: CYTO 380 or instructor's permission. LEC
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This course will include lectures on advanced topics in cytology. A comprehensive final examination completes the course. Students continue to increase speed and accuracy in microscopy to at least professional entry levels. Prerequisite: CYTO 420 or instructor's permission. LEC
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A laboratory classroom experience and recitation providing hands-on practice of basic laboratory skills. Laboratory exercises will provide practice with: introduction to pipetting and calibration of pipettes; principles of spectrophotometry; standard curve preparation; basic quality control; laboratory safety. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cytotechnology program or consent of the instructor. LAB
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First semester. Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking and writing Czech. Simple readings from selected texts. LEC
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Second semester. A continuation of CZCH 104. Prerequisite: CZCH 104. LEC
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Second-year course in the language with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: CZCH 108. LEC
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A continuation of CZCH 204. Prerequisite: CZCH 204. LEC
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Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Czech language, and consent of instructor. IND
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This course introduces principles of conditioning (strength, flexibility, and endurance) and factors leading to injury (muscular imbalances, structural problems, postural deviations, improper mechanics, or techniques) so that students can develop individualized conditioning programs and learn how to prevent injuries. LEC
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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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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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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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An introduction to the analysis and use of rhythms and the compositional forms of music for dance. LEC
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Basic concepts of neuromuscular education for the dancer through the use of ideokinesis. This class will focus on application of the work of Mabel Todd, Lulu Sweigard, and Irmgard Bartenieff. Emphasis will be on the neuromuscular and skeletal systems, dynamic alignment, body connectedness, prevention of injury, and maximum realization of movement potential. Prerequisite: DANC 370 or permission of instructor. LEC
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Teaching ballet, modern, or jazz dance technique to children or adults with faculty supervision in an academic or community program. Prerequisite: DANC 530 and consent of instructor. FLD
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In-depth research project in dance theory or history, or choreography project involving the complete development and presentation of a dance idea. Prerequisite: Performance option: DANC 320, DANC 350, DANC 450, TH&F 220 or TH&F 224, and permission of the dance division. Research option: DANC 340, DANC 370, DANC 375, DANC 460, and permission of the dance division. IND
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A study of current developments in dance with an emphasis on performance or research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and consent of instructor. IND
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Special studies in dance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and consent of instructor. LEC
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The choreographic approaches of outstanding dance masters of the past (for example, Marius Petipa and Isadora Duncan) and present (for example, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham) will be analyzed in terms of their handling of gesture, time, space, structure, and meaning. Students will be expected to seek out and study readings, photographs, and films in order to do written and performance projects based on the choreographic principles of old and new masters in ballet and modern dance. Prerequisite: A course in dance choreography or consent of instructor. LEC
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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 Laban Movement Analysis to the fields of anthropology, dance, human development, industrial efficiency, the performing arts, physical education, physical therapy, and psychology will be introduced. LAB
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