Dance Research Methodology Seminar 2

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107SMV2 Z 6 1T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course provides students with an overview of the methodology basis used in modern dance research. It introduces current research topics and expands the theory foundation for independent research activity in the field, for example for the bachelor's thesis.

Mode of study

Discussion, text analyses, class assignments.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Completion of the Dance Research Pro-Seminar and Historical Dance Research are presumed. An overview of dance history and basics of systematic dance research. This course continues Dance Research Methodology 1.

Course contents

In the second semester Dance Research Methodology focuses on issues regarding the concept and development of students' research text (their bachelor's thesis). This covers particularly conception and adaptation principles for a research text such as citations, literature and resource references, footnotes, addendums and their concept, text graphics, etc. Also, in the course, in general, students deal with methodology issues which they encounter in their work and which define the topic selection and texts in which the issue is displayed. During the semester students, if possible, take part in the research activity of the Dance Research Institute, in possible attendance of colloquiums and seminars, and if possible with their own contributions.

Recommended or required reading

Fraleigh, Sondra Horton; Hanstein, Penelope: Researching dance, evolving modes of inquiry, 1999.

Carter, Alexandra: The Routledge dance studies reader, London 1998.

Geertz, Clifford: Interpretace kultur, Praha 1998.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:

active participation in class

completion of course assignments


Active work in class, completion of course work, readings are required throughout the course.

The conditions for successfull completion of the course: completion of course work, readings, independent work with information sources.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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