World Music, Dance, and Theater Minor

Program Requirements

  • Total units required: 17-19

Required Courses

Music 1021Musics of the World3
Dance 331Movement and Meaning: Dance in a Global Context3
Total Units6

One to two of the following courses (3-5 units) are also required:

AFAS 301A History of African-American Theater3
Chinese 467The Chinese Theater3
Drama 223Cross-Cultural Women Playwrights3
Dance 343West African Music and Dance in Context2
Japan 446The Japanese Theater3

Elective Courses (8 units)

Drama 368Black Theater Workshop III3
Music 3021Music of the African Diaspora3
Music 3022Native American Musical Traditions of the Western U.S.3
Dance 305ZMusic Resources for Dance2
Dance 340Ballet as Ethnic Dance and Classical Art3
Dance 343West African Music and Dance in Context2

Additional electives available in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (U31):

Dance 235Dance Doorway to India2
Dance 328Dance of West Africa: Intermediate2
Dance 335Bharata Natyam as Movement Narrative1

Additional Information

  • Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all required and elective courses for them to apply toward minor requirements.
  • A maximum of 3 credits earned outside of Arts & Sciences at Washington University (e.g., through transfer credit or study abroad) may be applied to the minor, with permission from the Overseas Programs Advisor.

This minor is interdisciplinary and draws on the distinctive methodologies and training inherent in several disciplines. This minor encourages students already interested in the performing arts to explore outside of Euro-American traditions. Additionally, students majoring in fields such as anthropology, political science, psychology, education, comparative literature, history, and foreign languages may find this minor a useful complement to their primary discipline.

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