2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance Appreciation and Practice Minor


Suzanne Oliver, skoliver@syr.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

1.Develop knowledge and skills specific to Western Theatrical Dance (History, Choreography, Kinesiology, Technique)
2.Demonstrate ability to apply concepts in action
3.Establish a disciplined practice in relation to dance
4.Understand and consistently employ safe practices (alignment, technique)
5.Explain the role of dance within a broad historical and cultural context (arts, humanities, wellness)

Requirements for Admission and Restrictions

The minor in dance appreciation and practice is available to matriculated, undergraduate students from all Syracuse University schools and colleges, provided that they have the permission of their home school or college, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Some background knowledge and experience in dance is seen as beneficial for prospective minor applicants, but not required.

Due to course sequencing and enrollment limitations (conflicts and some courses are not offered every year), students must have a minimum of four semesters available to complete the minor requirements. Students wishing to apply for the minor after the Spring semester of their sophomore year, must have one or more courses completed, or in progress.

Program Requirements

Choice of One Course

Total Credits 18

To Declare A Minor In Dance Appreciation and Practice

  1. Download a Declaration of Minor form from https://registrar.syr.edu/students/student-forms/. Fill out the top parts, and sign. The minor code is DAN30MIN. Save the form to your computer.
  2. Contact the minor coordinator by email (see above). Include information about your interest and GPA (e.g., an unofficial transcript from MySlice), and attach the minor declaration form that you completed and signed.  If you have any questions, or want to schedule a virtual meeting with the coordinator to discuss the minor, include these things in the email. 
  3. When the minor coordinator has signed and emailed the form back to you, contact your home college advisor to make sure you have room in your program for the required number of minor courses. Have the advisor sign the form.
  4. The last signature you need is for home college approval. Your college office should take care of processing the form.