Coursework and Residency Calendar for the 2018 Doctoral Cohort

The Ph.D. in Dance is a research-oriented program connecting theory with practice in such contexts as artistic process, dance studies, pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching. The doctoral program of study is comprised of: 1) Coursework, including research tools, 2) Qualifying Examinations and 3) Dissertation.

Note:  The last digit of the course number indicates the number of semester credit hours. The following course titles listed as seminars are subject to change.

Summer 2018 Residency Dates:  June 4 – July 7, 2018 (5 weeks)

DNCE 6103:  Choreographies of Writing
DNCE 6113 Seminar:  Epistemology of the Body

Fall 2018 Residency Dates:  Saturday, October 20 – Saturday, October 27, 2018

DNCE 6203:  Scholarly Inquiry for Dance
DNCE 6113 Seminar:  Current Trends in Dance Education and Research
DNCE 6913:  Individual Study:  Directed Reading or Individual Project (Optional)

Spring 2019 Residency Dates:  Saturday, February 23 – Saturday, March 2, 2019

DNCE 6113 Seminar:  Dance and Culture
DNCE 6213:  Current Issues in Historical Inquiry
DNCE 6913:  Individual Study:  Directed Reading or Individual Project (Optional)

Summer 2019 Residency Dates:  June 3 – June 29, 2019 (4 weeks)

DNCE 6323:  Philosophical Inquiry
DNCE 6113 Seminar:  Scholarly Writing 

Fall 2019 Residency Dates:  Saturday, October 19 – Saturday, October 26, 2019

DNCE 6303:  Research Methodologies for Dance
DNCE 6113 Seminar:  Theorizing Performance
DNCE 6913:  Individual Study:  Directed Reading or Individual Project (Optional)

Spring 2020 Residency Dates:  Saturday, February 22 – Saturday, February 29, 2020

DNCE 6403:  Research Data Collection and Analysis for Dance
DNCE 6913:  Individual Study:  Directed Reading or Individual Project
DNCE 6913:  Individual Study:  Preparation for Qualifying Exams

Summer 2020 Residency Dates:  June 21 – July 3, 2020 (2 weeks)

DNCE 6503:  Research Colloquium

Note:  Residency dates for 2018-2020 are pending final approval of the University Calendar.

Research Tools

The doctoral degree is granted in recognition of a marked capacity for research as well as independent and comprehensive scholarship. Therefore, in addition to the other requirements for the degree, doctoral students are required to demonstrate competence in scholarly inquiry and in the use of research tools related to their research interests and the field of dance. Students must demonstrate competency in their research tools prior to taking the Qualifying Examination. These research tools comprise coursework equivalent to a least 12 credit hours with competency demonstrated by successful completion of the following courses.

DNCE 6103: Choreographies of Writing
DNCE 6203: Scholarly Inquiry for Dance
DNCE 6303: Research Methodologies for Dance
DNCE 6403: Research Data Collection and Analysis for Dance

Individual Study Options

The individual study options (DNCE 6911 or DNCE 6913) are available for those interested in pursuing a problem of individual or professional interest that does not fall within the context of organized courses. In addition, the individual study option is the appropriate course for developing and pursuing a comprehensive reading program in preparation for the Qualifying Examination and/or to support the research agenda. In consultation with the doctoral advisor, students may also initiate individual study problems/projects with members of the University graduate faculty.