TH 105 Oral Communication
FA 2010 HOA
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
Alumni Hall, Second floor
Monday and Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00, and by appointment
(816) 584-6452 (office)
(816) 588-7890 (cell)
August 16, 2010 - December 12, 2010
Monday and Wednesday
11:35 - 1:00
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I prefer an interactive atmosphere in the classroom, and I prefer conversation over lecture. Keep in mind that to converse on a course topic, you need to come to class having thoughtfully completed your assignments. As much as is possible and practical, I will tailor the learning experience to the student as we strive to strengthen the skills that comprise the learning objectives of TH105.
Although we will cultivate a relaxed atmosphere, that doesn't preclude the need for mutual respect. 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.
Your understanding of various course concepts will deepen and become more detailed as the semester progresses. Concepts introduced early in the semester will be foundational to the rest the semester, and your understanding and ability to use the information and skills practically will continue to evolve.
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
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
August 16 -- Course Introduction. Story of your name/What says “you”?
Group project preparation: Demonstrate a section of the syllabus with your group next class.
August 18 - Syllabus performances. Read to the class: – Bring a passage of material you like (any kind of literature is fine as long as you love the piece). It may be in a language other than English as long as you provide a translation and any explanation necessary for us to understand the form and content. It should be from 30 seconds to a minute or so in length;
Online discussion: “What is good communication? Give examples of someone you know who is a good communicator and not such a good communicator.
August 23 Share remarkable experience; View online Powerpoint on Human Voice; Complete online study guide: The Human Voice. Due Wednesday.
August 25 Continue to share remarkable experiences. Study guide due. Online discussion: Observe at least two people in conversation from a distance at which you cannot hear them, but can only see them. Determine their relationship, the situation, who is in control, etc., based only upon what you see.
August 30 Bring a copy of your first cutting for my review. You may post it on the eCompanion or bring me a hard copy. Keep a copy for your records. Describe a place in vivid detail from your memory to the class –
September 1 Continued from last class: Describe a place
September 6 Labor Day - No class
September 8 Share first cuttings with the class. Exercises in speech clarity using your cuttings;
Sign up for graded, private coaching sessions. To receive full credit you must show up on time, with your folder and type-written introduction and cutting in proper format, and with a pencil for notes. Sessions will be available 9/8; 9/9; 9/10; and during class on 9/13
September 13 - Private Coaching during class. Your coaching session last week will count as attendance for this session if you do not have an appointment today.
September 15 - Presentations: cuttings
September 20 - Remaining presentations: cuttings Intro to Documentary Literature
September 22 - This I Believe; Use the link on the eCompanion to navigate to NPR.org and review the data base of essays. Find one you like to share with the class. Share today.
Sign up for coaching sessions which will begin after class today, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. To receive full credit, you must have your cutting, your folder, your introduction, and a pencil, and show up to your appointment on time.
Sessions take place 9/22, 9/23, 9/24, and during class on 9/27.
9/27 Coaching sessions.
9/29 Presentations: Doc Lit/This I Believe
10/4 Presentations: Doc Lit/This I Believe
Your prospectus for your paper is due. If you choose to write about a performance in "Dearly Departed" you should check out a copy of the script from me. You must write a brief summary of the script and a character analysis of the character upon which you will focus your observation. All papers are due on October 27.
10/6 Midterm exam.
See Dearly Departed 10/21 8:00 pm (open dress); 10/22 8:00 pm; 10/23 8:00 pm.
Find a poem you like during break as we will begin to study poetry when classes resume.
10/11 No class; Fall break
10/13 No class; Fall break
October 18 - Intro to Poetry
October 20 - Share poetry
See Dearly Departed 10/22 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. and 10/25 at 2:00 p.m.
10/25 Share your poems, cont’d. Sign up for private coaching to take place by appointment 10/25, 10/26, 10/27.
10/27 Private coaching
11/3 Perform poetry Complete work begun on Monday;
11/8 Exercises in ensemble work; children's literature; dramatic literature.
11/10 Continue activities from Monday.
11/15 Final showcase template is due;
11/17 Week 14 Review performance rubric; Final scripts are due during class.
11/22 private meetings begin after class 11/22; 11/23
11/24 Thanksgiving break
11/29 Six students will present final performances
12/1 Six more students will present final performances
Monday, December 6 from 1:00 - 3:00
Remaining final presentations; all students must attend.
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