COMM211, Fall 2009,
9 College Way, Room 110
Office Hours: by appointment
COMM211-001, 2-2:50pm, M, W, F, MBK110
TEXT: Gamble & Gamble, Oral Interpretation, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
- In addition, you will need a small (5 1/2" X 8 1/2") black
three-ring notebook, a one-hole punch, and a standard size two-pocket folder.
- This is a basic course designed to provide the opportunity
to understand and interpret various forms of literature through analysis and
- To apply the characteristics of "good" literature when choosing
a selection to prepare.
- To acquire the ability to interpret with integrity a literary
selection; and to be able to communicate that interpretation to an audience
with believability, honesty, clarity, and artistry.
- To learn and practice the basic techniques of studying prose,
drama, and poetry through performance.
- To learn more about you as a result of the interpretation
- To learn listening skills.
- To be able to accept and give constructive criticism.
- Self-disclosure reading
- To Build a Fire - reading
- Narrative prose
- Drama duo
- in final
- Final Performance/program
- The instructor will provide written and oral critiques to
all performers. Each class member is expected to submit a self-critique and a critique of one other performer for each assignment, except for the
final, which only requires a self critique.
- Extra credit (5
points each, up to three) may also be earned by attending performance events
(approved by the instructor) and by submitting a brief critique of each event.
- All written work submitted, except journal entries, must
be typed in a 10 or 12 font. Use proper writing style as spelling and grammar
errors count in your grade.
- Since communication is a process that requires both speaker
and listener, your attendance at all classes is necessary for you to fulfill
the needs of this class. You will be participating at all times either as
a performer or a listener/critic. Ten points will be deducted from your total points for
each absence in excess of three. The only exception to this penalty is for verified
medical reasons or emergencies. Three tardies or leaving classes early equals
one absence. A student will be dropped from this course for excessive
absences (i.e., 25% or more of the scheduled classes). In addition, if you miss a scheduled performance, any make
up performance is at your instructor's discretion and will carry a 20% penalty
for that assignment. Therefore, a make up performance can receive no grade
higher than a C+.
- There is no automatic right to make up a performance.
- For those students who maintain a perfect attendance
record, a bonus of five points will be added to the final grade.
- H1N1 flu Please find a class partner who will give you notes from missed classes.
Students that miss or will need to miss class to do the following: (From the Absence Memo Office)
* Come to 67 George Street (white house next to Stern Center) to discuss absences and fill out the appropriate forms.
* Call 953-3390 and ask for Constance Nelson if they have questions.
* We do have the forms online at: http://www.cofc.edu/studentaffairs/general_info/absence and they also can be faxed to our office at 953-2290.
* They will need documentation for health, personal or emergency situations.
* Athletic Teams and school sponsored trips will have documented lists of students participating on our letterhead as early in the semester as we get the information from the organization. We would like all information on scheduled outings to reach us at least two full weeks in advance. We will then turn the information back to the coach or advisor. The students themselves are responsible for getting this to their individual faculty members.
Disabilities accommodation statement: Any student who, because of a disability, may require special arrangements in order to meet course requirements, should contact the instructor as soon as possible to make such accommodations as may be necessary. The deadline for student notification of the instructor concerning the need for such arrangements is January 29, 2009.
Grades will not be discussed in class. If you wish to dispute a grade, wait twenty-four hours, then make an appointment to see me during office hours.
- There will be three quizzes covering the text and lectures.
Performance Points Other Points
(To Build a Fire)
Quizzes (3 @ 30 pts.)
Peer critiques and self critiques
Peer and Self critiques
FINAL GRADES WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING SCALE:
F 59.9% AND BELOW
"To Build a Fire"