Description: Seminar, four hours; outside study, 11 hours. Variable topics seminar with focus on scholarly and practice-based research in arts. In-depth investigations of topics ranging from body in cultural context, interdisciplinary art-making, visual cultures, oral genres, material culture, study of culture and performance, including individual and cultural identity through arts, creation of dance/theatrical performance, theoretical and analytical approaches to arts practice, arts activism, and other topics pertaining to broad fields of culture, performance, and dance. Research inquiry methods may include readings, assigned written analysis, supervised fieldwork, individual and collaborative assignments, and/or practice-oriented processes. Substantial culminating project integrating theoretical and practical components of selected seminar topic required. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.