Learning Outcomes for the Dance and Movement Studies Minor:
Students who successfully complete a minor in Dance and Movement Studies will:
Apply basic anatomical relationships to the felt sense of the body, including the expressiveness inherent in movement. (Addressed in DMS 100 - Principles of Movement.)
Explore the body-mind as a dynamic system subject to change through personal choice and environmental influences, including influences from assumptions inherent in language. (Addressed in DMS 200 - Landscapes of the Body.)
Develop skills in presenting, both in writing and in speaking, topics from the discipline of Dance and Movement Studies. (Addressed in FSDMS 201 - Dance: Ritual of Experience and all upper level electives.)
The Dance and Movement Studies Minor
The minor in Dance and Movement Studies requires a minimum of 26 semester credit hours and a GPA of at least 2.0 in courses for the minor. All courses for the minor in Dance and Movement Studies must be taken on the letter-grade basis.
The minor also requires participation in at least one presentation or performance sponsored by the Allegheny Dance and Movement Studies Program. Students are encouraged to seek advice from Dance and Movement Studies faculty in selecting practice courses that suit their interests and goals.