Honors - Theatre and Dance

If you are interested in participating in Honors in your major department (Departmental Honors), contact your Departmental Honors Advisor: James Fortune, 313-993-8242, james.fortune2@wayne.edu

Dance

Departmental Honors for Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Dance (15-16 credits)
 
Select the Honors Option in three of the following for 9 credits:
  • DNC 2000: Introduction to World Dance (3 credits)
  • DNC 2300: History of Dance to 1800 (3 credits)
  • DNC 2310: History of Dance from 1800 to the Present (3 credits)
  • DNC 3180: Dance Kinesiology (3 credits)
  • DNC 3310: Dance Production (3 credits)
  • DNC 3810: Dance Pedagogy (3 credits)
  • DNC 4810: Teaching Secondary Dance Methods (3 credits)
  • DNC 5810: Teaching Creative Dance for Children (3 credits)

Complete the following for 6 credits:

  • DNC 5997: Departmental Honors Thesis (3 credits) Thesis in Dance with full time faculty
  • Senior Seminar, an HON 4200 Level course (3 credits)

The student must maintain an overall 3.3 G.P.A.

Honors Option Standards and Guidelines

It is expected that all Honors Option projects in Dance will include the following:

  • A minimum investment of 25 hours of work (excluding time spent on general course assignments and requirements);
  • A commitment to new knowledge that is characterized by both student discovery and relevance to the field;
  • An equitable balance between traditional research practices and innovative research/creative methodologies;
  • An in-class presentation/performance of findings

Students electing the Honors Option in Dance may choose one of the following methodologies:

Interpretive Inquiry Project Model

  • Literature Review
  • Field Observations
  • Participant Observer
  • Interview/Survey
  • Interpretive Outcome

Creative Research Project Model

  • Literature Review
  • Experiential Data Collection
  • Creative Synthesis
  • Aesthetic Outcome

Research Paper Model

  • Literature Review
  • Data Collection
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

Theatre
Departmental Honors for Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre (15 credits)

Select the Honors Option in three of the following courses for 9 credits:
  • THR 5841 Theatre History I
  • THR 5811 Development of Drama I
  • THR 5842 Theatre History II
  • THR 5821 Black Dramatic Literature
  • THR 5831 Pioneers in Modern Drama
  • THR 5812 Development of Drama II
  • THR 5721 Playwriting I

Complete the following for 6 credits:

  • THR 4998: Capstone (3 credits) Honors Thesis (to be taken w/ BA Capstone class)
  • One Honors Seminar from among HON 4200 through 4280 (3 credits)

The student must maintain an overall 3.3 G.P.A

Departmental Honors for Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Theatre (15 credits)<
Select the Honors Option in three courses listed below (9 credits):

  • THR 5841 Theatre History I
  • THR 5811 Development of Drama I
  • THR 5842 Theatre History II
  • THR 5821 Black Dramatic Literature
  • THR 5831 Pioneers in Modern Drama
  • THR 5812 Development of Drama II
  • THR 5721 Playwriting I

You may select the Honors Option in one of the following BFA courses (3 credits) to substitute for a course in the above requirement:

  • THR 2301 Introduction to Design
  • THR 5325 Theatre Costuming II
  • THR 5331 Stage Lighting
  • THR 5311 Stage Design
  • THR 3215 or 4211 Acting IV or Acting V

Complete the following for 6 credits:

  • THR 4998: Capstone (3 credits) Honors Thesis (to be taken w/ BFA Capstone class)
  • One Honors Seminar from among HON 4200 through 4280 (3 credits)

The student must maintain an overall 3.3 G.P.A


If you are interested in participating in Honors in your major department (Departmental Honors), contact your Departmental Honors Advisor: James Fortune, 313-993-8242, james.fortune2@wayne.edu