Dance (DNCE)

DNCE 100  Introduction to Ballet (Non-Major)  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): Non-majors only. Study of basic ballet terminology, barre work, center floor exercises. Designed for students with little or no previous experience with ballet. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Meets Gen Ed - Fine and Performing Arts.

DNCE 105  Dance Appreciation  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): Non-majors only. Course is designed to inform the student about dance as a performing art form. Focus is on developing a critical framework for viewing various styles of dance performance. The course includes lectures, discussions, selected readings, films, video tapes, and live performances. Some experiential movement sessions. Meets Gen Ed - Fine and Performing Arts.

DNCE 110  Introduction to Modern Dance (Non-Major)  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): Non-majors only. Introduction to modern dance. Techniques and basic elements of modern dance. Designed for non-majors or students with limited or no previous experience. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Meets Gen Ed - Fine and Performing Arts.

DNCE 112  Dance Technique: Ballet I  (2-3 credits)

Restriction(s): Dance and Musical Theatre majors only, by audition, departmental approval required. Study of intermediate ballet with emphasis on structural alignment, barre work and center floor exercises. Dance majors: 3 credits. Musical Theatre majors: 2-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

DNCE 113  Pointe  (1 credit)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 112, DNCE 212, DNCE 312, DNCE 412 and DNCE 413 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite. This course is designed to review and refine the basic principles of dancing on pointe. This includes building and strengthening the dancers' feet and legs, finding balance points, increasing core support and lift through the torso, enhancing mobility and articulation in feet and ankles, and performing pointe variations from classical ballets. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

DNCE 120  Music for Dancers  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. All basic rhythmic structures (basic note values, meter, etc.) covered and immediately applied to movement; games, notational assignments, and choreographic studies used to create understanding of the inherent rhythm within all basic dance movement.

DNCE 121  Musical Theatre Dance I  (2 credits)

A dance studio focusing on jazz and tap technique with strong emphasis on style, terminology and skill preparation for musical theatre performance.

DNCE 130  Dance Science  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): Dance majors only; departmental approval required. This course seeks to provide the dance student an educational experience where anatomical and kinesiological concepts are taught in the context of dance performance and injury prevention.

DNCE 131  Health and Wellness Workshop  (0 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 175, DNCE 275, DNCE 375 or DNCE 475. The Health and Wellness Workshop provides essential information on understanding and caring for the human body as the instrument of the dancer. The course will be comprised of a lecture series (including Somatics, Nutrition, and Injury Prevention) as well as hands-on physical assessments and injury care with the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

DNCE 135  Somatics and Self-care  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Introduces principles and practical applications of Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Yoga, Pilates, the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method. Presents an overview of these comprehensive systems of analyzing, observing and notating human movement. Course will explore the functional anatomy of the body to increase the awareness and implementation of efficient movement. Students will gain a deeper understanding and develop skills pertaining to warm-ups, cross-training, nutrition, and mental health. Course includes both theory and practical application. Meets Gen Ed - Fine and Performing Arts.

DNCE 145  Worlds of Dance  (3 credits)

The distinctive techniques customarily related to specific non-western cultures. The groups studied will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve (12) credits. If taken more than once, must be with a different cultural content. Meets Gen Ed - Global Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Cultures Requirement.

DNCE 146  Study Abroad in Dance  (1 credit)

In this course, students will experience dance outside of the United States by participating in dance classes, seeing dance performances, and engaging in broader cultural experiences. Through classes at several dance institutions, students will have the opportunity to compare and contrast US-centric training paradigms with those of their peers in other countries. Students will be exposed to some of the top dance educators in participating countries and have the opportunity to see several contemporary and culturally specific dance performances to gain a broader understanding of the dance scene outside of the United States.

DNCE 150  Production Elements-Dance  (2 credits)

Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Introduction to technical productions related to dance. Survey of terminology, application of production principles, and aesthetic potential for production.

DNCE 160  Dance Improvisation  (2 credits)

Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Basic skills and problems in dance improvisation.

DNCE 161  Choreography I  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 160. Restriction(s): Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Elements and methods of dance composition.

DNCE 175  Dance Technique: Modern I  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): For Dance majors only. Study of beginning modern/contemporary dance with emphasis on structural alignment and kinetic motion. Dance majors only. By audition. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 184  Dance Repertory For Freshmen I  (0.5 credits)

Restriction(s): For freshman dance majors only. Dance Repertory. Fall semester. Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Dance Repertory Company.

DNCE 185  Dance Repertory For Freshmen II  (0.5 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 184. Restriction(s): For freshmen dance majors only. Dance Repertory. For freshman dance majors only. Spring semester. Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Dance Repertory Company.

DNCE 200  Introduction to Ballet II (non-majors)  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 100. Restriction(s): Non-Dance majors only. Continued study of ballet terminology, barre work, and center floor exercises. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 210  Introduction to Modern Dance II (non-majors)  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 110. Restriction(s): Non-Dance majors only. Continued introduction to modern dance. Emphasis on correct alignment, basic elements of modern dance, and combining those elements into combinations. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 212  Dance Technique: Ballet II  (2-3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 112 or by audition. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Further study of beginning ballet with emphasis on structural alignment, barre work and center floor exercises. Dance majors: 3 credits. Theatre w/concentration-Musical Theatre majors: 2-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 221  Musical Theatre Dance II  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 121. An intermediate/advanced dance studio, focusing on dance styles found within the musical theatre repertoire with a strong emphasis on thorough, efficient and elevated technical proficiency associated with original Broadway choreography. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

DNCE 226  Dance for Children  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 175. This course will explore all aspects of teaching dance to children (K-6) in the public school system and in the private sector.

DNCE 253  Dance Technique: Jazz  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 185; departmental approval only. This course will focus on Jazz Dance Technique and its influence on American culture and Beyond. This course will promote an in-depth understanding of the jazz movement vernacular. Technique classes will include principles of East & West Coast Jazz, 70’s Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Jazz Styles, Hip-Hop/Street Jazz and references to their lineage-based histories. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

DNCE 256  Dance Technique: Jazz II  (2 credits)

Advanced jazz technique; with expanded emphasis on style and the rhythmic aspects of jazz as performance art.

DNCE 261  Choreography II  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 161. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Dance choreography with emphasis on small group works and solos, including form and structure.

DNCE 275  Dance Technique: Modern II  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 175. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Further study and application of basic movement vocabulary, alignment, complex movement patterns, style and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 280  Dance Practicum  (1 credit)

Practical work in dance production: dancing, assisting, directing, accompanying, working on technical or house crew. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. This course offered as Pass/Fail only.

DNCE 284  Dance Repertory for Sophomores I  (0.5 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 184 and DNCE 185. Restriction(s): For sophomore dance majors only. Dance Repertory. Fall semester. Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Dance Repertory Company.

DNCE 285  Dance Repertory for Sophomores II  (0.5 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 184 and DNCE 185 and DNCE 284. Restriction(s): For sophomore dance majors only. Dance Repertory. Spring semester. Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Dance Repertory Company.

DNCE 312  Dance Technique: Ballet III  (2-3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 212 or by audition. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Advanced technique in ballet with emphasis on individualized placement. Work on musicality, line, dynamics and stylistic refinement. Dance majors: 3 credits. Theatre w/concentration - Musical Theatre majors: 2-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 317  Explorations in American Dance History  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): WRIT 105 or HONP 100; and WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Restriction(s): Dance Majors only. Embracing dramatic similarities, glaring disjunctions, and formal innovations, this online course will be an immersive experience through the trajectory of dance in the United States from the 1700s to the present day. By the end of the course, students will have developed an organic view of dance in the United States—breaking traditional forms, stretching genres, confronting racist practices, provoking social and political change, driving cultural exchange and collision, treasuring indigenous wellsprings of inspiration and expression, and catapulting into the future. Meets the Graduation Writing Requirement for majors in Dance.

DNCE 319  Black Dance in the United States  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): WRIT 105 or HONP 100; and WRIT 106 or HONP 101; and any 200-level course. This course explores the questions: What is “black” dance? How is the black experience expressed through dance as art in the United States? We will examine African diaspora dance and its leading figures with emphasis on its development in the American theatrical modern dance tradition. The course is structured around four themes: 1) Foundations of Black Dance in America; 2) Black Modern Dance Pioneers, Aesthetics, Philosophical, and Sociopolitical Underpinnings; 3) Black Dance: Civil Rights and Black Power; and (4) Black Dance in the Postmodern Era and Beyond. These themes will cover the historical, aesthetic, spiritual, socio-cultural, and social- political arc of black theatrical dance expressions starting from 17th century through the Civil Rights and Black Nationalist movements of the 1960s-1970s, to black dance representations in the late 20th century, including pioneering black dancers in tap, vaudeville, modern and postmodern dance, ballet, and Africanist modern dance.

DNCE 321  Musical Theatre Dance III  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 121 and DNCE 221 or permission from instructor. An advanced level performance studio focusing on dance styles found within the musical theatre repertoire. With strong emphasis on thorough, efficient and elevated technical proficiency and heightened musicianship skills associated with Broadway style musical sequences.

DNCE 361  Choreography III  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 261. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Exploring and applying performance concepts and techniques used in choreographing for groups of varying sizes.

DNCE 362  Digital Technologies and Dance  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 261. An introduction to the relationship between digital technologies and dance. There are three primary focuses: the interactions between dance and film, the interactions between audio and dance, and the live use of digital media in performance.

DNCE 365  Physical Theatre Perspectives  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 284 and DNCE 285 for Dance majors; or THTR 223, THTR 321 and THTR 326 for Theatre majors; departmental approval required. In this course, acting and dance students will learn performance skills in order to negotiate moving and speaking in experimental and non-text based performance genres. Emphasis is placed on naturalistic and abstract ways of being and partnering to carry forward story narration. Physical Theatre Perspectives through devised scene work unites vocal, theatrical, and movement techniques into one borderless expression that can apply to the current fields of performance art, immersive, and physical theatre standards in Europe and the United States.

DNCE 372  Dance Film  (1-3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 275 or FMTV 220. In this course, film and dance majors come together to examine the interdisciplinary possibilities of movement and film. We will discuss the camera as an alternate stage space and will explore the effects of lighting, lenses, and camera movement on dance. This project-based class will provide students hands-on production experience as students collaborate in the production, filming, and editing of a completed dance short film.

DNCE 375  Dance Technique: Modern III  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 275. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Further study and application of basic movement vocabulary, complex movement patterns, style and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 384  Dance Repertory for Juniors I  (0.5 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 284 and DNCE 285. Restriction(s): For junior dance majors only. Dance Reperatory. Fall semester. Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Dance Repertory Company. May be repeated for a maximum of 1 credit.

DNCE 385  Dance Repertory for Juniors II  (0.5 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 284 and DNCE 285 and DNCE 384. Restriction(s): For junior dance majors only. Dance Repertory. Spring semester. Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Dance Repertory Company.

DNCE 402  Dance Methods  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 375 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only. Approaches, problems, resources and techniques for teaching and developing dance programs geared to grades 7-12 and various adult levels. Includes curriculum, unit and lesson planning as well as practical application of methodology.

DNCE 403  Independent Study  (1-3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 375 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite; departmental approval required. Proposals must be submitted for departmental approval prior to registration for the course. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different.

DNCE 412  Dance Technique: Ballet IV  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 312 or by audition. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Advanced ballet technique with emphasis on individualized placement. Work Continuation of work with intricate, technically difficult sequences. Continuation of emphasis on musicality, line, dynamics, and stylistic refinement. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 413  Dance Technique: Ballet V  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 312 and DNCE 412 or by audition. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Study of professional-level ballet with emphasis on body alignment, barre work and center floor exercises. Maybe repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 414  Dance Technique: Ballet VI  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 412 or DNCE 413 or by audition. Restriction(s): Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Study of professional-level ballet with emphasis on advanced ballet skills, performance quality, and musicality. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

DNCE 421  Musical Theatre Dance IV  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 321 or permission of the instructor. An advanced dance studio focusing on dance styles found within the musical theatre repertoire with a strong emphasis on thorough, efficient and elevated proficiency concurrent with Broadway standards. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

DNCE 435  Special Topics in Dance Arts  (1-3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 375 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite; departmental approval required. The theory and practice of specialized dance activities which are not currently part of the core curriculum in dance. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different.

DNCE 450  Creative Collaborations  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 361. This hybrid dance course serves as a platform for students to investigate the artistic process in the creation of choreographic work inspired by collaborations with independent artists and organizations via distance learning, to enhance the development of their choreographic skills, critical thinking, and personal creative voice. The class will meet once a week in person for 1 hour and 20 and then requires 1-2 hours of online work each week with collaborators.

DNCE 475  Dance Technique: Modern IV  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 375. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Continuation of DNCE 375. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

DNCE 476  Dance Technique: Modern V  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 375 and DNCE 475 or by audition. Restriction(s): Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Study of professional-level modern/contemporary dance with emphasis on somatic awareness, performance development, style, and complex movement vocabulary. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

DNCE 480  Senior Project  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 361; departmental approval required. Restriction(s): For BFA senior dance majors only; or by permission. Special fee. Individual creative or research project under supervision of dance faculty in senior year. By arrangement.

DNCE 484  Dance Repertory for Seniors I  (0.5 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 384 and DNCE 385. Restriction(s): Senior Dance majors only. Dance Repertory. Fall semester. Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Dance Repertory Company.

DNCE 485  Dance Repertory for Seniors II  (0.5 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 384 and DNCE 385. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; for seniors only; departmental approval required. Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Repertory Dance Company.

DNCE 486  The Danceaturgy Workshop  (1 credit)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 375 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite; departmental approval required. Danceaturgs extend and expand the traditional point of view toward their art by observing and writing about dance "from the inside out," reporting on the year's thematic repertory to fellow students and dance faculty. Weekly round-table discussion workshops provide an intimate forum through which to learn in depth about the place of Modern Dance in American culture as a whole. Danceaturgy participants return to their performing roles refreshed and invigorated by this new perspective.

DNCE 490  Co-op Education: Dance Work Experience  (3-4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 375 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite. Restriction(s): For Dance majors only; departmental approval required. Upper class undergraduate students may pursue a portion of a semester's work under the supervision of an experienced professional practitioner as an assistant in active, successful dance activity. An MSU faculty member will evaluate student progress, assess learning, and award credit.

DNCE 500  Special Topics in Contemporary Dance Practices  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. This technique course presents students with approaches in the modern and postmodern dance vernacular, developing in-depth understanding of contemporary dance techniques and practices. Offered each summer by alternating instructors, this class is led by innovative dance artists in the field of contemporary movement. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

DNCE 501  Improvisation  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. In this class, students will engage with various approaches to improvisatory movement to further artistic practice, develop kinesthetic sensitivity and spontaneity, and both deepen and broaden personal movement capabilities with an eye towards teaching improvisation skills.

DNCE 502  Creative Practices I  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. In this workshop, led by a renowned choreographer, students will create and present works-in-progress, dialogue about current creative practice challenges and strategies, and reflect upon the relevance of art to the world of ideas through assigned readings and viewings. Critical reflection and provocative conversations will enable students to better understand themselves as active players in the cultural landscape, capable of challenging social norms and dominant attitudes.

DNCE 503  Creative Practices II  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 502. Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. Building on the foundations of Creative Practices I, Creative Practices II is designed to facilitate the student's ability to develop a substantial choreographic work, culminating in a public performance (site-specific, studio showing, theater, shared program).

DNCE 509  Special Topics in Dance  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. Students will have the opportunity to add or deepen specific areas of expertise by the selection of courses of study unique to their own interests. Examples include: Butoh, Laban Movement Analysis, Technology in Dance, and Dance Science. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

DNCE 510  Performance Perspectives  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. In this online course, students will observe dance performances in person and through digital and online platforms to discern new trends, philosophies, and directions in the dance field. Reflection on the student's personal performance perspective with respect to what they are seeing in the field will be encouraged and fostered in online discussion groups facilitated by a faculty member. Students will also read and evaluate dance criticism related to the performances they are viewing.

DNCE 511  Research, Writing, and Publication  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. This online course will engage students in the process of research and the creation of a written body of work. Through various writing assignments (for example reviews, narratives, grants, and research-based essays) as well as revisions of that work, students will gain experience and confidence in presenting their knowledge in written form.

DNCE 512  Dance in the United States  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. Embracing dramatic similarities, glaring disjunctions, and formal innovations, this course will be an immersive experience through the trajectory of dance in the United States from the 1700s to the present day. By the end of the course, students will have developed an organic view of dance in the United States—breaking traditional forms, stretching genres, provoking social and political change, driving cultural exchange and collision, treasuring indigenous wellsprings of inspiration and expression, and catapulting into the future.

DNCE 513  Danceaturgy: The Performer as Spectator  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. In this workshop/seminar course, students will bear witness to self and others as well as self with others, finding the words to objectify the processes informing her/his singular performance, as well as describing those sharing the stage. Guided out-of-body prompts in intentional over-thinking will result in short- and long-form writing, in class and outside. These pieces, critiqued around the table, will ensure that students emerge from the course with refreshed spirits of kinaesthetic insight and empathy.

DNCE 520  Dance Technology  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. Through this course, students will gain a broad understanding of the use of visual and audio technology in live performance, dance film, and digital media. This course will develop students' practical skills in technology through hands-on creative experiments, as well as provide an overview of historical and current uses of technology in the field.

DNCE 521  Application of Digital Media  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 520. Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. In this online course, students will expand on skills developed in DNCE 520 to apply their technological knowledge to the production of a creative work that utilizes digital media to further artistic aims.

DNCE 530  Survey of Pedagogical Perspectives  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. This online course will provide students with experiential activities leading to greater knowledge of the art of teaching dance. Students will observe master teachers, and then through online discussion groups and written analysis, compare teaching strategies and the content of classes with a goal towards developing and strengthening their own teaching.

DNCE 531  Laban Movement Analysis and its Applications  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. In this course, students will learn the rudiments of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and strategies to apply it to the teaching of dance technique, improvisation, and choreography. Widely used and respected as an aid to teaching dance technique, improvisation and choreography, LMA is a method and language for describing, visualizing, interpreting and documenting all varieties of human movement. Created by Rudolph Von Laban, it enables the observer/ teacher/practitioner to analyze every movement with regard to Body, Effort, Space, and Shape.

DNCE 532  Business of Academia  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. This course offers a preparatory tool kit for working in education that covers the spectrum from getting the job to succeeding and advancing, including: job search and application; interview skills; syllabi and course preparation; curriculum and program development; advising; expectations beyond the classroom; remaining current while teaching; collegiality; and the host of details that attend the teaching professional of today.

DNCE 533  Functional Anatomy  (3 credits)

Restriction(s): MFA in Dance students only. This online course will provide students with core knowledge of bones, joints, and muscles; body orientation terminology; biomechanics; and an anatomical basis for lifelong learning within the discipline. This course will include information on teaching from an anatomically safe viewpoint, emphasizing injury risk evaluation, exercise/combination selection, and skill progression that supports execution of the desired aesthetic while minimizing injury risk.

DNCE 698  Thesis Project  (6 credits)

In this capstone course, students will create a significant work that can manifest in the format most in keeping with the background, goals, and future objectives of the student. Examples of acceptable formats are: choreographic work with supporting documentation, dance on film, or written thesis.

DNCE 699  Master's Thesis Extension  (1 credit)

Prerequisite(s): DNCE 698. This course is a continuation of DNCE 698, the Master's Thesis Project. The thesis extension will be graded as S (Satisfactory) until the thesis project is completed, at which time a grade of Pass or Fail will be given.