TH 105 Oral Communication
FA 2008 HO
Peak, Mari J.
MFA, Acting, University of Illinois at Urbana ChampaignPost-Graduate Study, Voice for the Actor, University of IllinoisBA, Theatre and Pre-Law, Kansas State University
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August 18, 2008 - December 12, 2008
2:25 - 3:40 PM
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Educational Philosophy: I believe that the ideal learning environment is interactive and that a key component of learning on the university level is the exchange of information between students and teacher. Your experiences, constructive observations and opinions, perspective, and suggestions are valuable to me and to your classmates.
Each class member is instrumental in creating a comfortable classroom atmosphere in which one feels the freedom to try new things and share ideas, opinions, goals, and experiences. Much of what we do early in the semester is foundational to this goal.
Students in TH105 are expected to give thoughtful response to course concepts both orally and in writing throughout the semester. It is my hope that your understanding of various course concepts will deepen and become more detailed as the semester progresses. Concepts introduced early in the semester will be used for the duration of the semester, and your understanding and ability to use the information and skills practically will continue to evolve.
Lectures will be brief and opportunities for discussion and for asking questions will be plentiful. Your learning will be guided with on-line worksheets, hand-outs, demonstrations, investigative games and simple exercises. The majority of written work will be completed on the eCompanion, and many discussions will take place there, too. On occasion, you may be directed to the internet for supplemental information.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
CORE ASSESSMENT: The core assessment for this course is valued at 20% of the student's final grade. The student will create, rehearse, and perform a literary "concert" final presentation 10-12 minutes in length. The program must be organized on a single theme and will be comprised of at least four different selections from a minimum of three genres of literature. The program must include examples of: 1) prose; 2) poetry; 3) EITHER: children's lit, documentary lit, or dramatic lit; 4) another selection from a category of the student's choice. Only one of the four selections may be of the student's own authorship. The student will write an introduction of his theme for the program and transitions to link each piece to the overall program theme. He/she is expected to meet with the instructor at least once outside of class to rehearse the final performance. To receive full credit, the student must submit a preliminary and final script book detailing his choices. You must submit your final scriptbook at the conclusion of your final performance.
*All students are expected to give advance notification of illness or other reasons for absence by e-mail me or by telephone. Class members are allowed two absences without loss of daily attendance points, but participation points are lost for each absence. If there is something that will occasionally or regularly prevent your timely arrival to class, please let me know in advance.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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