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Cooperative program leading to the Associate in Arts Degree (AA) and the Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA), the Bachelor of Arts Degree with Teaching Certification (BA), the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA), or the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Teaching Certification (BFA) at Sam Houston State University


The Dance Program at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) proudly presents a joint program allowing students to complete the Associate in Arts Degree and utilize the majority of courses to complete the Baccalaureate Degree in Art/ Dance (BA) or the Baccalaureate Degree in Fine Arts/ Dance at SHSU.  Students are encouraged to seek advice from Academic Advisors to ensure maximum transferability of courses between institutions.  Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in dance are encouraged to take as many dance classes as possible at the college level in addition to their core classes.  


Admission to the Dance Program at SHSU requires an audition.  The BA requires a minimum of 36 hours of dance, 42 hours of core classes, and 14 hours of foreign language.
The BFA Degree in Dance at SHSU is selective and requires an audition from all applicants.  Auditions are held each semester. The BFA includes a minimum of 61 hours of dance and 42 hours of core classes.  A foreign language and academic minor are not required.


In addition to the BA or BFA, a Secondary Teaching Certification is available at SHSU.  It requires an additional 24 hours of Student Teaching Preparation, successful completion of the appropriate certification exams (ExCET, TOPT, or TexES).  A recommendation for Secondary Teaching Certification comes from the Sam Houston Center for Professional Development and Education Partnerships for the State Board for Educator Certification.

All dance majors must repeat DANC 1101 (DNC 110) (crew) for 2 semesters.  Bachelor of Arts Candidates must complete one semester each of DANC 3333, 3334, and 4330.  Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must be registered in both ballet and modern dance technique each semester after the freshman year.  They must also complete at least two semesters each of DANC 4330, 4333, and 4334.  DANC 3333, 3334, 4330, 4333, and 4334 are open only by audition or permission of the instructor. The BFA does not require a minor.

All dance majors require PHYS 1305/1105 (PHY 135/115) and BIOL 2401 (BIO 245) or their transfer credit equivalents. Applicants to the Dance Program are encouraged to contact the department office for advising (936-294-1875).  We recognize direct mappings of Dance course numbers between institutions are not always possible.  Flexibility will be exercised to maximize transfer credit..  Students seeking credit for courses not specifically mapped below should contact an SHSU advisor to verfiy transfer compatibility prior to registration at other institutions.


The following tables list courses leading towards the BA in Dance, and the BFA in Dance.  Teaching Certification is available through the College of Education.  Classes listed are recommended by the Chair of the Dance Program for students interested in completing a four-year degree at SHSU.

 

 

 

CURRICULUM: BACHELOR OF ARTS. MAJOR IN DANCE

SHSU Hrs

 

Hrs

Common Course Number
First Year Courses        
DNC 110, 110 Crew 2      
DNC 172 Dance as Art   DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation 3 DANC 2303
DNC 232 Folk & Social  or DNC 273 World Dance 3 DANC 4381 World Dance  or DANC 4382 World Dance II 3 DANC 4381 or DANC 4382
DNC 233 Beg. Ballet 3 DANC 1341 Ballet I 3 DANC 1341
DNC 234 Beg. Modern 3 DANC 1346 Modern 3 DANC 1346
THR 161 or 162 3 DRAM 1323  Basic Theater Practice or DRAM 1342 Into to Costume 3 DRAM 1323 or DRAM 1342
         
Second Year Courses        
DNC 276 Choreography I 3 DANC 1301 Dance Composition 3 DANC 1301
DNC 272 Dance History 3 DANC History   DANC 2303
DNC 273 World Dance 3 DANC 1382 World Dance 3 DANC 1382
DNC 233 Beg Ballet or DNC 333 (NA) Into. Ballet 3 DANC 1342 Ballet I or DANC 2341 Ballet II 3 DANC 1342 or DANC 2341
DNC 334. Into. Modern (NA) 3 DANC 2345 Modern II 3 DANC 2345
DNC 430 Repertory  (NA) 3 DANC 2352 Dance Performance 3 DANC 2352

 

CURRICULUM: BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS. MAJOR IN DANCE

SHSU Hrs

BC

Hrs

Common Course Number
First Year Courses        

DNC 110, 110

2      
DNC 172 Dance as Art 3 DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation 3 DANC 2303
DNC 232 Folk & Social Dance or DNC 273 World Dance 3 DANC 4381 World Dance I or DANC 4382 World Dance II 3 DANC 4381 or DANC 4382
DNC 233 Beg. Ballet 3 DANC 1342 Ballet I 3 DANC 1342
DNC 234 Beg. Modern 3 DANC 1346 Modern II 3 DANC 1346
DNC 430 Repertory  (NA) 3 DANC 2352 Dance Performance   DANC 2352
THR 161/162 6 DRAM 1323  Basic Theater Practice or DRAM 1342 Into to Costume   DRAM 1323 or DRAM 1342
         
Second Year Courses        
DNC 272 Dance History 3                         Exact course 3  
DNC 333 Ballet III (NA) 3 DANC 1342    mappings may not 3  
DNC 433 Ballet IV (NA) 3 DANC 2341    be available between intuitions. 3  
DNC 334 Modern III (NA) 3 DANC 2345    Please contact the SHSU Dance Program 3  
DNC 334 Modern IV (NA) 3 DANC 2346    for help to determine transfer equivalencies. 3  
DNC 430 Repertory (NA) 3   3  
THR 164 3 DRAM 1351 Acting I 3  

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing six component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit-hour requirement and a set of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The chart below details the Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents that comprise SHSU's core curriculum.  Course requirements to meet the university foreign language component of the Bachelor of Arts degree have been included for convenience. 

Many departments require specific courses from core component areas to meet degree requirements. Selecting departmentally specified core courses to complete university core requirements reduces the total number of hours required to graduate.

Component Area 1 Communication
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit

ENGL 1301

ENGL 1301 3

ENGL 1302

ENGL 1302 3

Component Area 2 Mathematics
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit

MATH 1332 or 2312

or 2413 or 1316 or 1324
MATH 1332 (MTH 164) or MATH 1314 (MTH 170) or MATH 1420 (MTH 142) or MATH 1316 (MTH 163) or MATH 1324 (MTH199) 3

MATH 1350 & MATH 1351

(both required)   
MATH 1385 (MTH 184) & MATH 1385 (MTH 185) 6

Credit for MATH 1385 (MTH 184) & MATH 1385 (MTH 185) is applicable only towards elementary/middle school certification.

Updated Jan 20 2012
Component Area 3 Natural Science
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit

Select two courses with Labs

 
8

BIOL 1308 & 1108

BIOL 1308 & 1108

 

BIOL 2306 & 2106 or 2406

BIOL 1301 & 1101

 

BIOL 1311 & 1111

BIOL 1311 & 1111

 

BIOL 1313 & 1113

BIOL 1313 & 1113

 

BIOL 2401

BIOL 2401

 

CHEM 1305 & 1105

CHEM 1306 & 1106

 

CHEM 1307 & 1107

CHEM 1307 & 1107

 

CHEM 1311 & 1111

CHEM 1311 & 1111

 

CHEM 1312 & 1112

CHEM 1312 & 1112

 
GEOL 1305 & 1105

GEOL 1305 & 1105

 

GEOL 1303 & 1103

GEOL 1303 & 1103

 

GEOL 1304 & 1104

GEOL 1304 & 1104

 

GEOG 1301

GEOG 1301 & Lab 1101
(lab required @ SHSU)
 

PHYS 1311 & 1111

PHYS 1311 & 1111

 

PHYS 1312 & 1112

PHYS 1312 & 1112 - subject to THECB approval

 

PHYS 1305 & 1105

PHYS 1305 & 1105

 

PHYS 1301 & 1101

PHYS 1301 & 1101

 

PHYS 1302 & 1102

PHYS 1302 & 1102

 
PHYS 2425 PHYS 1411  

Component Area 4 Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit
Select 3 hrs from visual and performing arts:  
9

ARTS 1301

AGRI 2399

 

ARTS 1301

ARTS 1301

 

ARTS 1311

ARTS 1311

 

ARTS 1316

ARTS 1316

 

ARTS 1303

ARTS 1303

 

DANC 2303

DANC 1372

 

DANC 1301

DANC 1301

 

MUSI 1308

MUSI 2348

 

MUSI 1301

MUSI 1301

 

MUSI 1310

MUSI 2364

 

MUSI 1306

MUSI 1306

 

DRAM 1330

THEA 1330

 

DRAM 1351

THEA 1364

 

DRAM 1310

THEA 1366

 

DRAM 1341

THEA 2330

 

DRAM 2336

THEA 2336

 
Select 3 hours from Literature or Philosophy:    

ENGL 2331 or 2332

ENGL 2331

 

ENGL 2342

ENGL 2342

 

PHIL 1301

PHIL 2361

 

PHIL 2306

PHIL 2306

 
Select 3 hours from Cultural Studies:    

NO TCCN

BESL 2301

 

FREN, GERM, SPAN 2311/2312 (Sign and other languages may be substituted)

FOLG 2312- FREN, GERM, SPAN 2312

 

GEOG 1303

GEOG 2355

 

GEOG 1303

GEOG 2356

 

HIST 2311

HIST 2311

 

HIST 2312

HIST 2312

 

SOCI 2319

SOCI 2319

 

Component Area 5 Social and Behavioral Sciences
Common Course # SHSU Course   Credit
      15
      3

HIST 1301

HIST 1301

3
 

HIST 1302

HIST 1302

3

GOVT 2301 or 2306

POLS 2301

3
 

GOVT 2302 or 2305

POLS 2302

3
     
Select 3 hours from:      

SOCI 1301

AGRI 2360

3
 

ECON 1301

ECON 2300

 

ECON 2302

ECON 2302

 

ECON 2301

ECON 2301

 

GEOG 1300

GEOG 1321

 

PHIL 2303

PHIL 2303

 

PSYC 2301

PSYC 1301

 

PSYC 2315

PSYC 2315

 

SOCI 1301

SOCI 1301

 

SOCI 1306

SOCI 1306

 

NO TCCN Local Political Systems

POLS 2331

   

NO TCCN State Political Systems

POLS 2332

   

NO TCCN Politics of Ethnic Minorities and Gender

POLS 2335

   

NO TCCN Comparative Survey of World Political Systems

POLS 2365

   

NO TCCN Introduction to Public Administration

POLS 2366

 

NO TCCN American Foreign Policy

POLS 2381

   

Component Area 6 Institutionally Designated Option
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit

Select 1 hour from:

 
PHED 1164 KIN 215

B.A. Foreign Language Component

 

language 1411

FOLG 1411
language 1412 FOLG 1412
language 2311 FOLG 2311
language 2312 FOLG 2312

Degrees require a minimum of 120 hours with 42 advanced hours (3000-level and 4000-level courses).  Some degrees require additional hours.  All students are required to complete at least six writing-enhanced courses accumulating a minimum of 18 semester hours towards degree completion.  Six of the hours must come from the student’s major field of study.  SHSU students MUST complete ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, Core Composite Area 2, and one-half of Composite Area 3 prior to enrollment in any upper-level class.  In general, the Bachelor of Arts degree requires 8 hours of lab science and the Bachelor of Science degree requires 16 hours of lab science.  Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts degree should consult their major department web page for foreign language requirements.  Many colleges and programs have additional prerequisites for upper-level classes.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major.  Selection of major-specified core courses may reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.

Students are encouraged to select the university catalog offering them the most advantages with respect to degree completion.  The respective university and/or college catalog selected for graduation determines final degree requirements.

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