University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Dance, B.A.


The major in Dance allows students to engage in the rigorous physical practice of dance training, while simultaneously developing a deep understanding of the historical, cultural and performative lineage that underpins the field of dance.  Students pursuing this major will combine the cognitive and kinetic skills necessary to enter the field as dance practitioners, makers, educators, administrators, and/or scholars. In order to balance the artistic, analytical and kinesthetic, Dance majors are doing, making, and studying dance throughout their undergraduate careers with an emphasis on continued reflection and growth as both practitioners and scholars.

Website: https://www.unr.edu/theatre-dance
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theatre-Dance-at-the-University-of-Nevada-Reno/138822239264?ref=ts

Contact Information


Department of Theatre and Dance
Church Fine Arts Complex 017
(775) 784-6829
Website: https://www.unr.edu/theatre-dance

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 42 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO2 courses .

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (18 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO9 courses .

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10


C. Global Context Course - CO11


D. Ethics Course - CO12


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO12 courses .

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13


F. Application Course - CO14


III. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of five options:

  1. complete a fourth-semester college course in a foreign language;
  2. complete and transfer to UNR a fourth-semester course in American Sign Language;
  3. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures;
  4. show transcript evidence of successful completion of a fourth-year high school course in foreign language; or
  5. participate in a studies abroad program preapproved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill the Silver Core General Education requirements (Core Objectives 1 through 7).

IV. Major Requirements (33 units)


V. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The Department of Theatre and Dance accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts. 

VI. Electives (1-21 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


B. Second Year


Spring Semester (14 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (17 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • (3 units)
  • General Electives (3 units)
  • Minor (300-400) (3 units)
  • Minor (300-400) (3 units)
  • Science Technology & Culture Course (3 units) CO9

Spring Semester (12 units)