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Phone: 410.951.3355  | dance@coppin.edu | Fax: 410.951.3376 

Coppin State University is only the 2nd Historical Black College and University to offer a dance major. The dance major is open for all students interested in exploring their options as dance educators, dance performers and dance administrators through a broad perspective.

LEVEL I (FIRST YEAR)

Fall Semester
* ENGL 101 English Composition 3
* MATH 125 Math for Liberal Arts 3
* HIST 201 World History 3
* PHIL 102 Logic 3
* ECON 103 Intro to Bus & Entrpr 3
** ORIE 101 Freshman Seminar 1
Semester Total 16
Spring Semester
* ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
* HIST 202 World History II 3
* % PHSC 103 Tech and Human Affairs 3
** MISY 150 Tech Fluency 3
DANC Technique 2
DANC Technique 2
Semester Total 16

LEVEL II (SOPHOMORE)

Fall Semester
* WLIT 207 World Literature 3
* PSYC 201 Intro to Psychology 3
* % BIOL 101 Biological Science 4
DANC 117 Study in Cult Rhythm 3
DANC Technique 2
DANC Technique 2
Semester Total 17
Spring Semester
* IDIS 102 Music & Dance 3
* HLTH 101 Health 3
DANC 131 Authentic Movement 3
DANC 226 Fund of Choreography 3
DANC Technique 2
DANC Technique 2
Semester Total 15

LEVEL III (JUNIOR)

Fall Semester
DANC 325 Dance History 3
DANC Technique 2
DANC Technique 2
DANC Technique 2
DANC Composition 3
MUSC 201 Survey of Jazz 3
Semester Total 15
Spring Semester
DANC Theory Elective 3
DANC Technique 3
DANC Technique 2
DANC Technique 2
Program Elective 3
DANC Company 2
Semester Total 15

LEVEL IV (SENIOR)

Fall Semester
DANC 329 Professional Outreach 3
DANC Technique 2
DANC Technique 2
DANC Company 2
DANC Technique 2
Elective Thea Admin 3
Semester Total 14
Spring Semester
DANC 427 Internship 3
DANC Technique 2
DANC Technique 2
DANC Company 2
IDIS 300 Fund for Arts 3
General Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Total Credits 120



* General Education Requirement
** University Graduation Requirement
• Major Course
√ or any 2 part 200 level History
∅ or any ENGL 200 level or above
% BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
⊗ PHIL 101 or PHIL 102
† or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211
‡ or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GOEG 102
♦ General Elective – any University course
◊ Program Elective – any non-required course within the discipline

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options.

For More Information Contact:

Vanessa L. Jackson-Coles, Dance, MFA
Associate Professor & Director of Dance
Department of Health and Human Performance
Coppin State University
2500 W. North Avenue
Physical Education Complex, Room 211
Office: 410-951-3355
Fax: 410-951-3376
Community Dance Email: dance@coppin.edu

"Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change -- it can not only move us, it makes us move"
- Ossie Davis




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