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  Dec 16, 2017
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance in Popular Culture: Hip-Hop, Urban and Social Dance Minor

Dance in Popular Culture delves into the historical, social and aesthetic issues of dance in the contemporary settings of entertainment, concert, vernacular and recreational forms. This minor is designed to explore the foundations and structures of hip-hop, urban and social dances and to introduce and orient non-major students to the language of dance in contemporary society. In the hip-hop culture dance has become a major avenue of expression, acceptance and power. This minor will address issues of art, race and politics within the parameters of dance as an art form, entertainment and personal expression.

This minor consists of one lower-division course, one upper-division course and eight units of elective courses. Students must be in good academic standing to be admitted. No previous dance experience is required.

Required Lower-Division Course (4 Units)

Required Upper-Division Course (4 Units)

Required dance units: 16


*Students may only apply one technique course from this list toward the minor.