May 27, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Hip-Hop, Street and Social Dance Forms Minor

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The Hip-Hop, Street and Social Dance Forms minor 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, street 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 8 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)

Dance Technique Courses*

Students with previous dance experience may place into intermediate (b-level), intermediate/advanced (c-level) and/or advanced (d-level) courses. Such students must submit a Prerequisite Waiver Form, which requires the instructor’s approval.

Total Units Required: 16

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