2014-2015 Brenau University Catalog 
    
    Sep 25, 2022  
2014-2015 Brenau University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance Education (B.A.)


Career Opportunities Teaching, professional careers in dance, graduate studies.

Course of Study  A degree in dance education shall consist of hours in dance major and related courses. Students must be accepted into the teacher certification program by the College of Education and must complete the specified teacher education sequence. Successful completion of all coursework and appropriate examinations will lead to the ability to obtain professional licensure after graduation. Students must complete all other coursework and requirements before student teaching.

In addition to the requirements listed below, students are reminded that all majors will demonstrate oral and written communication competency within the context of writing and/or speech intensive courses in the major.

Liberal Education Requirements


Brenau University and its faculty are dedicated to the goal of providing students with a thorough background in the liberal arts, as well as academic and professional skills which will help them become enlightened and productive members of society. To that end, the faculty developed a liberal education curriculum based on expectations and learning outcomes.

This liberal education curriculum is divided into four learning portals: World Understanding, Scientific and Analytic Curiosity, Artistic and Creative Imagination and Communication and Language Fluency.

  • World Understanding Learning
  • Scientific and Analytic Curiosity
  • Artistic and Creative Imagination
  • Communication and Language Fluency

Courses applied in one portal may not be applied in another portal. However, courses applied in the Liberal Education may be applied toward a student’s major or minor.

Students with an A.A., A.S. or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from Liberal Education requirements for Brenau’s bachelor degree programs (does not include Brenau’s A.A. degree). This exemption does not does not extend to any other associate’s degree (ex. A.A.S., A.A.T). This exemption does not affect transfer credit. All college-level credit that conforms to Brenau’s transfer credit policy will be recorded on the student’s Brenau transcript. This exemption does not affect any major courses required or any major foundation courses required.

World Understanding Learning Portal


Historical Perspective - 3 hours


Demonstrate knowledge of major events and movements in history and use this knowledge to generate a more sophisticated understanding of current events.

Scientific & Analytic Curiosity Portal


Mathematics - 3 hours


Demonstrate quantitative reasoning through numeric, symbolic or geometric means.

Course taken will depend upon math placement of the student.

Artistic & Creative Imagination Portal


Lifetime Fitness - 3 hours


Appreciate ones health status and implement a plan for health and fitness.

  • Women’s College students must have one hour of Lifetime Fitness (LF) or Leisure Sports (LS) or Dance (DA); one hour of Women’s Health (WH); and one hour of any P.E. (LS/LF/DA/or WH).
  • Evening/weekend or online students may transfer in the above or take HS 105 (3 hours) while at Brenau
  • Nursing and Dance majors have specific Lifetime Fitness requirements. Please see those major sections for information.

Communication & Language Fluency Portal


Writing - 6 hours


Compose effective and logical written communication.

Modern Language - 0-3 hours


Communicate in a modern language other than English.

  • Students must have modern language competency through the high beginner (102 or 115) level. It is possible for a student to place out of part or all of modern language via placement or CLEP. Please see the placement information section for specific guidelines. If the student takes 101, that course may be applied as the communication requirement, if needed, or as a general elective.
  • International Students will exempt the Modern Language requirement with a minimum TOEFL score of 550 or its equivalent.

Communication - 3 hours


Apply communication skills in a given context.

Choose from any course in the Communication and Language Fluency portal not already applied in the Liberal Education or choose from the courses below. If a student takes 101 and 102 of the same language to satisfy the modern language requirement, the 101 course may satisfy the communication elective.

Technique Requirements


Students must take a total of 16 hours of technique. Of those hours, a minimum of 4 credits each of ballet, modern, and jazz dance is required. Students must be enrolled in at least one technique class per semester with the exception of the semester a student is enrolled in student teaching. Prior to graduation students must attain and enroll in a 300 level or higher technique class in at least two genres of ballet, modern, or jazz dance.

A grade of “C” or better is required for each technique course.

Total Required Hours


A minimum of 128 hours is required to graduate with this major. It is possible that the student may graduate with more than 128 hours based on placement and transfer credit.

Note: Courses marked with an * are Liberal Education courses.