TH 105 Oral Communication
SP 2011 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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January 10, 2011 - May 6, 2011
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I prefer an interactive atmosphere in the classroom. I expect that you will 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:
The assignment calendar below is subject to change
Jan 10 -- Course Introduction.
Jan 24 Share remarkable experiences. Share the details of your observation of your own breathing on the eCompanion discussion queue.
Jan 17 NO CLASS, MLK DAY
Jan 19 Read your selection of literature to the class. Tell us specifically why you like the piece you chose.
By Jan 26 Read: "There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom" in its entirety.
Jan 24: Share a remarkable personal experience; give background, briefly describe setting, describe experience and share why it's significant.
Jan 26 Continue, if necessary, remarkable experiences.
In class activity: Esau Wood.
Study guide due.
Discuss cuttings and introduction
By January 31, choose a part of the book from which you would like to make your first cutting.
Review the handouts on the eCompanion about how to make a cutting, how to prepare an introduction, and look at the examples I have posted.
Feb 2 Physical Support of Oral Communication
Assignment: Due February 7 -- Online discussion: Observe at least two people in conversation from a distance at which you cannot hear them, but can only see them. Determine the back story and decide their relationship to one another, the current situation, who is in control, etc., based only upon what you see.
Sign up for private coaching sessions
Feb 7 -- Exercises in speech clarity using your cuttings;
Feb 9 Sharing Cuttings, Cont'd.
Feb 14 - Prospectus for Paper is Due
Feb 16 - Private Coaching
WEEK 7 Doc Lit Presentations
Feb 21 - PRESIDENTS' DAY - NO CLASS
Feb 23 - Doc Lit Presentations
Week 8 Ensemble work
Feb 28 -
SPRING BREAK MARCH 5 - 13
Week 9 -- Poetry
March 14 -- Elements of Poetry
March 21 Private Coaching
March 23 Private Coaching
Week 12 Template for Final Due
April 4 - Young Children's Lit class work;
April 6 - Dramatic Lit class work;
April 11 - Final Script Due
April 13 - Private Coaching continues
April 18 - Private Coaching
April 20 - Private Coaching
Week 15 - Final Presentations Begin
April 25 - Final Presentations Begin - All Students to attend
April 27 - Final Presentations Begin - All Students to attend
May 2 - Monday - 1:00 - 3:00 Last of our Final Presentations - All Students to attend
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