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Associate of Arts Degree
Dance

The Associate of Arts Degree in Dance is a comprehensive two-year program promoting both high artistic and technical standards. The degree fulfills the needs of students seeking professions in dance as performers, choreographers, and/or dance educators and provides training for careers and employment in the performing arts, education, choreography, movement therapy, studio and arts management, arts consultancy, dance criticism, fitness, and community dance programs. An integral part of the AA in Dance is to prepare students for matriculation into Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts program at a four-year college or university. See admission requirements of individual colleges and universities and transfer requirements for specific majors.

Dance students will be supported by a Student Success Team in the Arts Area of Interest. Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
Select sample path/map:
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

DANC 114 - Conditioning and Alignment for the Dancer (RHC GE 3)M1.0
DANC 114 - Conditioning and Alignment for the Dancer (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course is designed to provide the physical training and preparation for students interested in dance, yoga, Pilates, and athletics, and is suitable for individuals seeking to move with greater efficiency and less pain in everyday activities. Students learn how to move safely and effectively while developing strength, flexibility, proper alignment, agility, balance, and coordination. Coursework is designed for those who want to work at a more deliberate pace and in a non-competitive atmosphere, or who are recovering from prior injury.

DANC 153 - Ballet I (RHC GE 3)M1.0
DANC 153 - Ballet I (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course is designed for students who seek technical skill in classical ballet. The course will focus on functional body alignment and placement, traditional steps and combinations, musicality, ballet terminology, and the development of strength and flexibility. Students also gain knowledge of classical and contemporary ballet history. This course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Select one: DANC 179 / DANC 179H (RHC GE 7A)M3.0
DANC 179 - Dance History (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following: DANC 179 or DANC 179H)

This survey course investigates the forces which and figures who have shaped dance through history. Through readings, films, research, and class discussions, students study dance forms from ancient to contemporary times, paying particular attention to Western concert dance. Comparisons of various dance techniques, theories, and personalities are conducted through dance movement analysis. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance.

DANC 179H - Dance History Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following: DANC 179 or DANC 179H)

This survey course investigates the forces which and figures who have shaped dance through history. Through readings, films, research, and class discussions, students study dance forms from ancient to contemporary times, paying particular attention to Western concert dance. Comparisons of various dance techniques, theories, and personalities are conducted through dance movement analysis. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

RHC GE 4 - American InstitutionsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
POLS 110, 110H;
HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170

Total Semester Units:12.5 
2nd Semester
DANC 159 - Choreography IM3.0
DANC 159 - Choreography I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course focuses on the art and craft of dance composition. Through lecture and activity, students learn how to incorporate the elements of dance in order to create meaningful dance works. Basic elements of choreography—including form, design, motivation, phrasing, gesture, rhythm, dynamics, musical accompaniment, and production basics—are explored through improvisational exercises and experimentation. Additionally, students learn to analyze dance critically through Laban movement analysis (LMA). The class culminates in the presentation of student choreography.

DANC 151 - Modern Dance IM1.0
DANC 151 - Modern Dance I (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This studio course offers beginning modern dancers an introduction to the fundamental principles of modern dance. The course emphasizes an awareness of breath and gravity, skeletal alignment, and core strength; and investigates kinesthetic and spatial awareness. Modern dance technique, improvisational exercises, and choreographic phrases provide physical, mental, and creative exploration for beginner students, students preparing for transfer, and students seeking careers in dance. This course is a requirement for the Associate of Arts Degree in Dance and the Certificate of Achievement in Dance. The course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Select one: MATH 150 / FIN 101 (RHC GE 2)GE3.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 060, MATH 062, MATH 070, MATH 073, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

FIN 101 - Introduction to Financial Planning (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of financial planning, and is designed to provide students with tools needed to achieve their personal financial goals. Students will learn to make informed decisions related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing by applying quantitative reasoning concepts. Course topics include the financial planning process, budgeting, cash flow, debt consolidation, investing, and retirement planning.

RHC GE 5 - Natural Science with LabGE4.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one Natural Science with Lab:
ANTH 101, 101H & 101L;
ASTR 110, 110H & 112;
BIOL 101, 105 & 105L, 111 & 111L, 112, 120 & 120L;
BIOT 100;
CHEM 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 101 & 101L;
GEOL 150 & 151, 152 & 152L;
PHY 120, 150, 160, 211, 212, 213

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:15.0 
Summer 1
ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
DANC 253 - Ballet IIM1.0
DANC 253 - Ballet II (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: DANC 153
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This intermediate-level course is designed for students who want to further develop technical and performance skills acquired in Ballet I. The class includes more advanced technique work at the barre, across the floor, and in-center floor combinations. Complex adagio and allegro dance sequences are also introduced. Students have the opportunity to perform in an informal showing or concert setting. This course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Select one: DANC 152 / DANC 162 / DANC 172 / DANC 180 / DANC 182 M1.0†
Notes:
Choose 4 units from DANC 152, DANC 162, DANC 172, DANC 180, DANC 182; DANC 180 is a corequisite for all the above.

DANC 152 - Dance Rehearsal and Performance (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151;
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course provides experience and laboratory exploration in all aspects of dance rehearsal performance for beginner level students. Students have the opportunity to perform in an evening-length dance concert, work with faculty choreographers and guest artists, and participate as a member of a touring dance ensemble. Students contribute as dancers and rehearsal assistants under the supervision and guidance of faculty choreographers. Productions will be presented for public performance on and off campus.

DANC 162 - Dance Production (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159; DANC 251
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course focuses on the technical aspects of dance production and is designed for beginner-level dance students. Topics of exploration include basic staging, costume design, set design, make-up, lighting, sound production, and publicity. Productions are presented for public performance on and/or off campus.

DANC 172 - Dance Repertory (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; DANC 151
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides dance students the opportunity to rehearse and perform choreographic works based on existing dance repertoire created by well-known and established choreographers, faculty, and/or guest artists. Students will learn how to analyze movement using basic elements of Laban Movement Analysis in preparation for stage. They will also experience different methods of reconstructing existing repertoire and gain knowledge about the historical significance of the repertoire explored. Productions will be presented for public performance either on and/or off campus.

DANC 180 - Performance (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159; DANC 251
Corequisite:DANC 152 or DANC 162 or DANC 172 or DANC 182
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides dance students the opportunity to participate in dance productions. Productions will be presented for public performance either on or off campus. Students will learn how to adjust a performance for presentation on a stage. Pre-performance and post-performance responsibilities will be outlined. In addition, students will be exposed to basic stage direction and techniques for overcoming stage fright. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

DANC 182 - Dance Ensemble (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides an opportunity for dance students to develop and practice dance ensemble skills necessary to rehearse for and produce a professional dance performance. Modes of collaboration, basic ensemble skills used in the field of dance, rehearsal techniques, and the process of rehearsing and producing collaboratively are covered. Productions are presented for public performance on and/or off campus.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

DANC 180 - PerformanceM1.0
DANC 180 - Performance (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159; DANC 251
Corequisite:DANC 152 or DANC 162 or DANC 172 or DANC 182
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides dance students the opportunity to participate in dance productions. Productions will be presented for public performance either on or off campus. Students will learn how to adjust a performance for presentation on a stage. Pre-performance and post-performance responsibilities will be outlined. In addition, students will be exposed to basic stage direction and techniques for overcoming stage fright. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

RHC GE 8b - Communication/Analytical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
CIT 101, 125, 135;
ENGL 125, 201, 201H;
FIN 101;
GIS 120;
LIB 101;
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 251, 260, 270;
PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115;
PSY 190;
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140;
READ 101;
VOCB 101

RHC GE 7b - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202;
CHIN 101, 102;
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150;
EGSS 130;
ENGL 126, 131;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H,140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149;
MSCM 128;
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140;
POLS 128, 128H, 150;
SOC 148, 148H;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202;
SPCH 130, 132;

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
4th Semester
DANC 251 - Modern Dance IIM1.0
DANC 251 - Modern Dance II (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: DANC 151
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This studio course offers intermediate modern dancers an opportunity to deepen and strengthen fundamental skills acquired in Modern Dance I. While continuing to develop proper alignment and modern dance technique, the intermediate student learns to perform combinations while shifting spatial orientation and integrating improvisation as required in auditions. Learning to create movement phrases, students develop a sense of artistry and dynamic phrasing necessary for performing. Furthering their understanding of and ability to identify the underlying movement principles of modern dance, students hone their technical skills in preparation for transfer or careers in dance. This course is a requirement for the Associate of Arts Degree in Dance and Certificate of Achievement in Dance. This course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

RHC GE 6 - Social and Behavioral ScienceGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125;
CD 106, 208;
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150;
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135;
EGSS 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 102, 103;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130;
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128;
PHIL 128, 128H, 135;
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135,140,150;
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200;
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H;
SPCH 150

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:14.0 
Total Units for Dance AA program 60.5† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
DANC 114 - Conditioning and Alignment for the DancerM1.0
DANC 114 - Conditioning and Alignment for the Dancer (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course is designed to provide the physical training and preparation for students interested in dance, yoga, Pilates, and athletics, and is suitable for individuals seeking to move with greater efficiency and less pain in everyday activities. Students learn how to move safely and effectively while developing strength, flexibility, proper alignment, agility, balance, and coordination. Coursework is designed for those who want to work at a more deliberate pace and in a non-competitive atmosphere, or who are recovering from prior injury.

DANC 153 - Ballet IM1.0
DANC 153 - Ballet I (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course is designed for students who seek technical skill in classical ballet. The course will focus on functional body alignment and placement, traditional steps and combinations, musicality, ballet terminology, and the development of strength and flexibility. Students also gain knowledge of classical and contemporary ballet history. This course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Select one: DANC 179 / DANC 179H (CSU GE C1)M3.0
DANC 179 - Dance History (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following: DANC 179 or DANC 179H)

This survey course investigates the forces which and figures who have shaped dance through history. Through readings, films, research, and class discussions, students study dance forms from ancient to contemporary times, paying particular attention to Western concert dance. Comparisons of various dance techniques, theories, and personalities are conducted through dance movement analysis. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance.

DANC 179H - Dance History Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following: DANC 179 or DANC 179H)

This survey course investigates the forces which and figures who have shaped dance through history. Through readings, films, research, and class discussions, students study dance forms from ancient to contemporary times, paying particular attention to Western concert dance. Comparisons of various dance techniques, theories, and personalities are conducted through dance movement analysis. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:12.5 
2nd Semester
DANC 159 - Choreography IM3.0
DANC 159 - Choreography I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course focuses on the art and craft of dance composition. Through lecture and activity, students learn how to incorporate the elements of dance in order to create meaningful dance works. Basic elements of choreography—including form, design, motivation, phrasing, gesture, rhythm, dynamics, musical accompaniment, and production basics—are explored through improvisational exercises and experimentation. Additionally, students learn to analyze dance critically through Laban movement analysis (LMA). The class culminates in the presentation of student choreography.

DANC 151 - Modern Dance IM1.0
DANC 151 - Modern Dance I (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This studio course offers beginning modern dancers an introduction to the fundamental principles of modern dance. The course emphasizes an awareness of breath and gravity, skeletal alignment, and core strength; and investigates kinesthetic and spatial awareness. Modern dance technique, improvisational exercises, and choreographic phrases provide physical, mental, and creative exploration for beginner students, students preparing for transfer, and students seeking careers in dance. This course is a requirement for the Associate of Arts Degree in Dance and the Certificate of Achievement in Dance. The course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Select one: MATH 150 / FIN 101 (CSU GE B4)GE3.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

FIN 101 - Introduction to Financial Planning (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of financial planning, and is designed to provide students with tools needed to achieve their personal financial goals. Students will learn to make informed decisions related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing by applying quantitative reasoning concepts. Course topics include the financial planning process, budgeting, cash flow, debt consolidation, investing, and retirement planning.

CSU GE C2 - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:  
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
EGSS 130
ENGL 126, 131
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H, 150
SOC 148, 148H
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
EGSS 130
KIN 159 (F'21), 170 (F'21), 190 (F'21), 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:14.0† 
Summer 1
CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

Total Semester Units:4.0† 
3rd Semester
DANC 253 - Ballet IIM1.0
DANC 253 - Ballet II (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: DANC 153
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This intermediate-level course is designed for students who want to further develop technical and performance skills acquired in Ballet I. The class includes more advanced technique work at the barre, across the floor, and in-center floor combinations. Complex adagio and allegro dance sequences are also introduced. Students have the opportunity to perform in an informal showing or concert setting. This course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Select one: DANC 152 / DANC 162 / DANC 172 / DANC 180 / DANC 182 M1.0†
Notes:
Choose 4 units from DANC 152, 162, 172, 180, 182. Danc 180 is a corequesite for all the above.

DANC 152 - Dance Rehearsal and Performance (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151;
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course provides experience and laboratory exploration in all aspects of dance rehearsal performance for beginner level students. Students have the opportunity to perform in an evening-length dance concert, work with faculty choreographers and guest artists, and participate as a member of a touring dance ensemble. Students contribute as dancers and rehearsal assistants under the supervision and guidance of faculty choreographers. Productions will be presented for public performance on and off campus.

DANC 162 - Dance Production (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159; DANC 251
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course focuses on the technical aspects of dance production and is designed for beginner-level dance students. Topics of exploration include basic staging, costume design, set design, make-up, lighting, sound production, and publicity. Productions are presented for public performance on and/or off campus.

DANC 172 - Dance Repertory (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; DANC 151
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides dance students the opportunity to rehearse and perform choreographic works based on existing dance repertoire created by well-known and established choreographers, faculty, and/or guest artists. Students will learn how to analyze movement using basic elements of Laban Movement Analysis in preparation for stage. They will also experience different methods of reconstructing existing repertoire and gain knowledge about the historical significance of the repertoire explored. Productions will be presented for public performance either on and/or off campus.

DANC 180 - Performance (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159; DANC 251
Corequisite:DANC 152 or DANC 162 or DANC 172 or DANC 182
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides dance students the opportunity to participate in dance productions. Productions will be presented for public performance either on or off campus. Students will learn how to adjust a performance for presentation on a stage. Pre-performance and post-performance responsibilities will be outlined. In addition, students will be exposed to basic stage direction and techniques for overcoming stage fright. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

DANC 182 - Dance Ensemble (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides an opportunity for dance students to develop and practice dance ensemble skills necessary to rehearse for and produce a professional dance performance. Modes of collaboration, basic ensemble skills used in the field of dance, rehearsal techniques, and the process of rehearsing and producing collaboratively are covered. Productions are presented for public performance on and/or off campus.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
EGSS 130
ENGL 126, 131
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H, 150
SOC 148, 148H SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H
SPCH 150

CSU ElectiveEL1.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
4th Semester
DANC 251 - Modern Dance IIM1.0
DANC 251 - Modern Dance II (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: DANC 151
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This studio course offers intermediate modern dancers an opportunity to deepen and strengthen fundamental skills acquired in Modern Dance I. While continuing to develop proper alignment and modern dance technique, the intermediate student learns to perform combinations while shifting spatial orientation and integrating improvisation as required in auditions. Learning to create movement phrases, students develop a sense of artistry and dynamic phrasing necessary for performing. Furthering their understanding of and ability to identify the underlying movement principles of modern dance, students hone their technical skills in preparation for transfer or careers in dance. This course is a requirement for the Associate of Arts Degree in Dance and Certificate of Achievement in Dance. This course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

US HISTORY (CSU GE D)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:17.0† 
Total Units for Dance AA program (Transfer to CSU)60.5† 
Notes:
Rio Hondo College does not currently have any courses approved for CSU GE Area F: Ethnic Studies. Students who begin and maintain continuous enrollment at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a course in Area F. Instead, these students will complete Area D (9 units from at least two disciplines). New students starting at Rio Hondo College beginning Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F in addition to completing two courses (6 units) in Area D from any discipline or disciplines. Please see a counselor for updates and to discuss options for satisfying this requirement.
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
DANC 114 - Conditioning and Alignment for the DancerM1.0
DANC 114 - Conditioning and Alignment for the Dancer (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course is designed to provide the physical training and preparation for students interested in dance, yoga, Pilates, and athletics, and is suitable for individuals seeking to move with greater efficiency and less pain in everyday activities. Students learn how to move safely and effectively while developing strength, flexibility, proper alignment, agility, balance, and coordination. Coursework is designed for those who want to work at a more deliberate pace and in a non-competitive atmosphere, or who are recovering from prior injury.

DANC 153 - Ballet IM1.0
DANC 153 - Ballet I (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course is designed for students who seek technical skill in classical ballet. The course will focus on functional body alignment and placement, traditional steps and combinations, musicality, ballet terminology, and the development of strength and flexibility. Students also gain knowledge of classical and contemporary ballet history. This course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Select one: DANC 179 / DANC 179H (IGETC 3A)M3.0
DANC 179 - Dance History (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following: DANC 179 or DANC 179H)

This survey course investigates the forces which and figures who have shaped dance through history. Through readings, films, research, and class discussions, students study dance forms from ancient to contemporary times, paying particular attention to Western concert dance. Comparisons of various dance techniques, theories, and personalities are conducted through dance movement analysis. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance.

DANC 179H - Dance History Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following: DANC 179 or DANC 179H)

This survey course investigates the forces which and figures who have shaped dance through history. Through readings, films, research, and class discussions, students study dance forms from ancient to contemporary times, paying particular attention to Western concert dance. Comparisons of various dance techniques, theories, and personalities are conducted through dance movement analysis. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:12.5 
2nd Semester
DANC 159 - Choreography IM3.0
DANC 159 - Choreography I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course focuses on the art and craft of dance composition. Through lecture and activity, students learn how to incorporate the elements of dance in order to create meaningful dance works. Basic elements of choreography—including form, design, motivation, phrasing, gesture, rhythm, dynamics, musical accompaniment, and production basics—are explored through improvisational exercises and experimentation. Additionally, students learn to analyze dance critically through Laban movement analysis (LMA). The class culminates in the presentation of student choreography.

DANC 151 - Modern Dance IM1.0
DANC 151 - Modern Dance I (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This studio course offers beginning modern dancers an introduction to the fundamental principles of modern dance. The course emphasizes an awareness of breath and gravity, skeletal alignment, and core strength; and investigates kinesthetic and spatial awareness. Modern dance technique, improvisational exercises, and choreographic phrases provide physical, mental, and creative exploration for beginner students, students preparing for transfer, and students seeking careers in dance. This course is a requirement for the Associate of Arts Degree in Dance and the Certificate of Achievement in Dance. The course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (IGETC 2)GE3.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  MATH 130/H, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 180, MATH190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

Total Semester Units:11.0† 
Summer 1
IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

Total Semester Units:4.0† 
3rd Semester
DANC 253 - Ballet IIM1.0
DANC 253 - Ballet II (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: DANC 153
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This intermediate-level course is designed for students who want to further develop technical and performance skills acquired in Ballet I. The class includes more advanced technique work at the barre, across the floor, and in-center floor combinations. Complex adagio and allegro dance sequences are also introduced. Students have the opportunity to perform in an informal showing or concert setting. This course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Select one: DANC 152 / DANC 162 / DANC 172 / DANC 180 / DANC 182 M1.0†
Notes:
Choose 4 units from DANC 152, 162, 172, 180, 182. DANC 180 is a corequisite for all of the above.

DANC 152 - Dance Rehearsal and Performance (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151;
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course provides experience and laboratory exploration in all aspects of dance rehearsal performance for beginner level students. Students have the opportunity to perform in an evening-length dance concert, work with faculty choreographers and guest artists, and participate as a member of a touring dance ensemble. Students contribute as dancers and rehearsal assistants under the supervision and guidance of faculty choreographers. Productions will be presented for public performance on and off campus.

DANC 162 - Dance Production (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159; DANC 251
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This introductory course focuses on the technical aspects of dance production and is designed for beginner-level dance students. Topics of exploration include basic staging, costume design, set design, make-up, lighting, sound production, and publicity. Productions are presented for public performance on and/or off campus.

DANC 172 - Dance Repertory (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; DANC 151
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides dance students the opportunity to rehearse and perform choreographic works based on existing dance repertoire created by well-known and established choreographers, faculty, and/or guest artists. Students will learn how to analyze movement using basic elements of Laban Movement Analysis in preparation for stage. They will also experience different methods of reconstructing existing repertoire and gain knowledge about the historical significance of the repertoire explored. Productions will be presented for public performance either on and/or off campus.

DANC 180 - Performance (1.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159; DANC 251
Corequisite:DANC 152 or DANC 162 or DANC 172 or DANC 182
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides dance students the opportunity to participate in dance productions. Productions will be presented for public performance either on or off campus. Students will learn how to adjust a performance for presentation on a stage. Pre-performance and post-performance responsibilities will be outlined. In addition, students will be exposed to basic stage direction and techniques for overcoming stage fright. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

DANC 182 - Dance Ensemble (3.0 units)

Corequisite: DANC 180
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; DANC 151; DANC 159
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course provides an opportunity for dance students to develop and practice dance ensemble skills necessary to rehearse for and produce a professional dance performance. Modes of collaboration, basic ensemble skills used in the field of dance, rehearsal techniques, and the process of rehearsing and producing collaboratively are covered. Productions are presented for public performance on and/or off campus.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

IGETC 3A or 3B - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 101, 146, 148
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H;
SOC 148
SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

UC ElectiveEL1.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
4th Semester
DANC 251 - Modern Dance IIM1.0
DANC 251 - Modern Dance II (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: DANC 151
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This studio course offers intermediate modern dancers an opportunity to deepen and strengthen fundamental skills acquired in Modern Dance I. While continuing to develop proper alignment and modern dance technique, the intermediate student learns to perform combinations while shifting spatial orientation and integrating improvisation as required in auditions. Learning to create movement phrases, students develop a sense of artistry and dynamic phrasing necessary for performing. Furthering their understanding of and ability to identify the underlying movement principles of modern dance, students hone their technical skills in preparation for transfer or careers in dance. This course is a requirement for the Associate of Arts Degree in Dance and Certificate of Achievement in Dance. This course may be taken once and repeated three times for credit.

Major Elective *M1.0
Notes:
*See major sheet for major elective options; 4 units are required with no more than 3 units from a single category.

Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

IGETC 3B - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 101, 146, 148
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H;
SOC 148;
SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

UC ElectiveEL1.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:12.0† 
Summer 2
IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

Total Semester Units:7.5 
Total Units for Dance AA program (Transfer to UC/CSU)60.0† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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Program Learning Outcomes

1

When in rehearsal, students will demonstrate best practice methods of training and rehearsal in preparation for performance.


2

In performance, students will successfully perform on stage or in class showings.


3

When shown live or recorded dance performances, students will critically analyze dance material by its salient qualities of body, effort, space, and shape and recognize predominant cultural and historical forces and figures in dance.


4

When presented with a choreographic or improvisational problem, students will be able to create dance material with choreographic components of Laban Movement Analysis and understanding of contemporary dance production practices.


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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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