TH 105 Oral Communication
SP 2008 HO
Peak, Mari J.
MFA, Acting. University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPost-Graduate Study: Voice for the Actor. University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignBA, Theatre & Pre-Law. Kansas State University
January 14, 2008 - May 9, 2008
1:00 - 2:15 PM
Textbook: Berry, Cicely. Voice and the Actor, 1st Collier Books, 1991.
Sachar, Louis. There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, New York: Knopf, 1987.
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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, 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 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
Grading: 20% Daily attendance and punctuality.* 10% Daily participation in physical activities and discussions. 20% Classroom performances: quality of work and degree of professionalism displayed in rehearsal, written preparation, and performance. 10% Quality of written assignments, on-line discussions, study guides. 10% Quality of research paper or performance paper; 20% Quality of final concert performance, rehearsal, and final script-book; 10% Comprehensive take-home final examination.
*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. Within reason, I am happy to help you make up absences and loss of attendance points by meeting with you independently by appointment.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Performances and written material are due on the dates specified at the time of assignment. If you are unable to attend class on a day a written assignment is due, you are expected to submit it ON TIME or EARLY by attaching it to an e-mail or by using the drop box on the eCompanion. For each class period a performance or assignment is late, the student will receive a reduction of one letter grade for the assignment. All missed work must be made up within two weeks of its original due date or the student will receive a zero for that assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students will participate as fully as possible in all physical activities and will advise me of any reason they unable to participate fully. Students are expected to be supportive of one another. Audience response is crucial to this art-form and your full attention should be directed to your peers who are performing. No texting, talking or whispering is allowed during performances. Students are not to enter or exit the classroom during a performance. Please do not chew gum in class. Cell phones should be turned off during class. On performance days, please do not wear a hat that will cast a shadow on, or otherwise obscure your face. See Park University catalog for further information regarding appropriate student conduct.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: A separate calendar of assignments and due dates will be provided to students on the first day of class.
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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