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Dance, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Dance

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses. This schedule may be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Fall Semester Year 1*

Spring Semester Year 1

Fall Semester Year 2

Spring Semester Year 2

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences (one must include a lab) 3-4 Credits.
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Program Requirement - Critical Thinking (PHIL 101  or PHIL 103  or PHIL 240 ) 3 Credits.
  • Program Requirement - Ballet or Modern Dance (level determined by Dance Coordinator) 2 Credits.
  • Program Elective - Hip-Hop, Jazz, or Tap (level determined by Dance Coordinator) 2 Credits.

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-36 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be Diversity Course. 

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.


  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits

Two-Semester Sequence

Critical Thinking

Choose one class from this list.

Additional Program Requirements

Dance Technique

Take 4 credits each of Ballet and Modern Dance (8 credits total), one course of either type per semester. Please see Dance Coordinator for placement.

All technique classes may be repeated once for credit.

Program Electives

Take a total of 4 credits from two different dance styles.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 64-66 Credits*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


**These courses may also be used to fulfill General Education Electives.

Transfer Pattern Description

These degree patterns are designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Dance. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree requirements, program requirements, and electives, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies in these transfer patterns speak with the Dance program coordinator before registering for courses. The sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institutions. The CCBC Dance program is administered at CCBC Essex. Dance classes are offered on all CCBC campuses.

NOTE: Although these patterns follow a two-year plan, students who work more than 15 hours per week or have other major obligations outside of school are advised to take fewer courses each semester over a longer period of time. Students who work 25 hours or more are advised to take 12 credits or less each semester.

The mission of the Dance program of The Community College of Baltimore County is to provide students with opportunities to experience and learn about a broad spectrum of dance (from classical ballet and various styles of modern dance to the dance of cultures from around the world); to partner with students in developing the physical and technical skills necessary to communicate through dance and to articulate the knowledge of dance; and to inspire students to participate in dance activities and to foster the intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth of dancers by instilling in them a commitment to artistic and personal excellence.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. write articulately about dance in projects, critiques, and a weekly journal of creative experiences;
  2. produce a scholarly or creative project that utilizes effective oral, written, visual, and/or performance skills;
  3. identify the commonalities between dance and music;
  4. explain the role of kinesthetic awareness and sensory perception in successful movement performance; evaluate their growth in self-expression, agility, balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination, and overall movement efficiency; and
  5. consistently demonstrate strong technical ability to remember and accurately perform extended dance sequences.

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