Minor in Dance (23 credit hours)
The student works collaboratively with the Dance Program Advisor to design an individualized and appropriately balanced course of study to meet their personal needs, interests, abilities and goals. Courses are selected from the departmental curriculum and may not include any level I technique course except DANC-161, Spanish Dance I. Students may declare the minor at any point prior to their junior year, but are strongly encouraged to declare the minor as soon as possible.
Students must demonstrate technical ability, obtain the advisor’s approval for their program plan and take a DANC General Education course (see below).
In consultation with the Dance Minor Advisor, the student designs an individualized and appropriately balanced program to meet personal interests and needs.
Resources in Dance
The department sponsors The Ruth Page Dance Series, a professional dance series which showcases diverse styles of dance. Students also have the opportunity to apprentice with professional dance companies. Ensemble Español offers qualified dance students opportunities to participate in intensive workshops throughout the year, and performs on campus regularly. The Department also offers the American Spanish Dance Festival each summer. Qualified dance students may enroll for credit.
Scholarships are available to outstanding students in Dance. Undergraduate Talent Scholarships (tuition waivers) in Dance are awarded through audition. Qualified students must not hold a bachelor’s degree. Complete information is available in the Department.
University Core Curriculum Requirements
|General Education Distribution Area
|Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work
Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).
|Engaged Learning Experiences
Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".
Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)
These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.
Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)
These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.
Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.
Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.
Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.
Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements
Minor in Dance (23 credit hours)
|The Dance Experience: Introduction To The Art Of Dance
|First Year Experience: Steppin' Out: Dance In Chicago
|Introduction To Spanish Dance
|Dance Performance Ensemble (may be repeated)
|Dance Composition (may be repeated)
|Seminar In Dance Performance: Jazz Dance (may be repeated)
|Seminar In Dance Performance: Spanish Dance
|Seminar In Dance Performance: Styles
|Electives- Select from the following:
|Spanish Dance I
|Field Experiences:Dance In Chicago I
|Field Experiences:Dance In Chicago II
|Field Experiences:Hispanic Dance I
|Modern Dance II
|Spanish Dance II
|Modern Dance III
|Jazz Dance II
|Musical Resources For Dance
|Theory And Philosophy Of Dance And The Related Arts
|Contemporary Dance Education
|Dance Management And Grantsmanship
|Internship In Dance
Students in the Early Childhood Education programs who have selected this minor must complete a minimum of 9 hours at the 300-level to meet graduation and licensure requirements. Some dance classes may be taken more than once. Consult with the Dance Program Advisor for more information.