Dance Science B.S.

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Dance Science requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements:

Foundation courses: 24 sh

BIO 263HUMAN ANATOMY

3 sh

BIO 264HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

3 sh

DAN 102SOMATIC THEORIES I

4 sh

DAN 108WORLD DANCE I

2 sh

DAN 202SOMATIC THEORIES II

4 sh

ESS 295RESEARCH METHODS

4 sh

DAN 108 is a half semester course and must be taken twice.

Applications courses: 20 sh

DAN 302DANCE HISTORY II

4 sh

ESS 321BIOMECHANICS

4 sh

ESS 324PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE

4 sh

ESS 342SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

ESS 495SENIOR SEMINAR

4 sh

Eight semester hours of electives selected from the following: 8 sh

DAN 315ADVANCED YOGA PHILOSOPHY, THEORY AND PRACTICE

4 sh

DAN 323DANCE PEDAGOGY

4 sh

ESS 121THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES TO EXERCISE

2 sh

ESS 323BIOENERGETICS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

4 sh

PEH 324NUTRITION

4 sh

Other courses may be submitted for approval by the Coordinator.

Four semester hours selected from at least three of the following areas: 4 sh

DAN 104-404

DAN 106-406

DAN 107-307

DAN 105-305

Total Credit Hours: 54

Elon Core Curriculum:

First Year Foundations

COR 110THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

4 sh

ENG 110WRITING: ARGUMENT AND INQUIRY

4 sh

Select one of the following: 

STS 110INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING

4 sh

MTH 151CALCULUS I

4 sh

STS 212STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

Experiential Learning Requirement (2 Units required)

Included in experiential learning are study abroad, research, service-learning, leadership, internships, (including co-ops, teaching, and practicum), or other courses or experiences with ELR designation.

World Language Requirement

Students must meet one of the following: (a)complete a language course numbered 122 or higher at Elon, or receive transfer or study abroad credit for the same; (b) place into a language course numbered 200 or above upon arriving at Elon, using a department of world languages approved placement instrument; (c) score a 4 or 5 on an AP language exam or similar exam. Each student must take the language placement test by October 1 of his or her first full year at Elon. Students are allowed two tries; the higher score is counted. That score stands and may not be repeated by later testing. Consideration for Phi Beta Kappa membership requires the completion of a 222-level world language course or placement beyond that level.

Studies in the Arts and Sciences

Students must fulfill the requirements in each of the following categories.

Transfer students with at least 18 s.h. of transfer credit must complete 32 hours total in Studies in the Arts & Sciences, but may have as few as 7 hours in one or more of the four Studies in the Arts & Sciences areas.

Expression (8 s.h.) ___DAN 102_____   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: literature (in English or world languages), philosophy, and fine arts (art, dance, music, music theatre, and theatre). At least one course must be literature.

Civilization (8 s.h.)_______________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: historyworld languages, art history and religious studies.

Society (8 s.h.) _____________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: economics, geography, human service studies, political science, psychology, sociology/anthropology, and PHS 201 or PHS 202.

Science/Analysis (Lab:___) (8 s.h.) ___BIO 263_________    ______BIO 264______

Eight hours chosen from one or more of the following: mathematics/statistics, science, and computer science. At least one course must be a physical or biological laboratory science.

Advanced Studies (8 s.h.) __________________   __________________

Eight hours of 300-400 level coursework outside the major field and chosen from areas under Studies in the Arts and Sciences.

COR Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar (4 s.h.) __________________

300-400 level COR course; requires junior/senior status.


Society (8 s.h.) __ECO 111__  __________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: economics, geography, human service studies, political science, psychology, & sociology/anthropology, and public health studies 201 or 202.


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