ADVANCED ORAL INTERPRETATION
COMM330

SPRING SEMESTER, 2008
Anne Fox

5 College Way, Room 103
843-953-7305
webpage: http://www.cofc.edu/~foxa
foxa@cofc.edu
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
10:15-11:45
and by appointment


COMM330-001 3:00-3:50PM MWF RSS002
TEXT:
Judy Yorden,, Experimental Theatre.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is an advanced course designed to provide the opportunity to understand and interpret experimental group performance types, working in groups. 

COURSE GOALS: Objectives for this course are for you: .

  • 1. To increase awareness of all types of literary genres.
  • 2. To develop new and different performance experiences.
  • 3. To expand creative performance techniques.
  • 4. To establish new performance conventions.
  • 5. To learn more about yourself as a result of the group process.
  • 6. To improve listening skills.
  • 7. To be able to accept and give constructive criticism.
Performances:*Immediately after each performance, every group will submit a copy of the performance script and their written analysis in a folder with the group name on the outside top right corner.
READERS THEATRE (analysis) (program) VARIOUS EXERCISES
CHAMBER THEATER (analysis)
PERSONAL NARRATIVE (analysis)
FINAL

 

OUTSIDE CRITIQUES:

You can receive extra credit (5 points each, up to three) for either attending or performing in plays or readings. To receive credit for these, you must submit a minimum one-page critique. The opening paragraph of this critique will include the when, what, where and who of the performance. Critique the positive as well as the negative aspects of the performance. Specifics are required.
CRITIQUES:

Written and oral critiques will be provided to all groups by the instructor. Each group member is expected to critique one group for each assignment as well as your own and your group's performance for each major assignment.
Extra credit (5 points each, up to three) may also be earned by attending speaking events (approved by the instructor) and by submitting a brief critique of each event.
WRITTEN WORK:

All written work must be typed and proofed for errors. Errors in spelling and grammar will reduce your grade. Written work with ten or more errors will receive a zero (0). Grades on outlines and other written work are reduced 10% for every school day they are late. You must submit all written work directly to your instructor. Neither your instructor nor the Communication Department will accept responsibility for your papers that are left on desks, in mailboxes, or given to others. Correct format and neatness of work are required.

ATTENDANCE:

Since communication is a process which requires both performer and audience, 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 an audience/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 class 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.

In addition, any group member missing a scheduled rehearsal without notifying the group with a valid excuse will lose one letter grade from the group's overall grade.

OTHER CLASS POLICIES:

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.

Students are expected to keep current in the reading of the text, even if chapter material is not directly covered in class. Exams will be drawn primarily from the textbook. All work submitted is to bee the original work of the group or individual.

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, 2007.


QUIZZES:

There will be two or three quizzes covering the text and lectures.


ASSIGNMENTS:

Performances
Points Homework, classwork
(varies)
READERS THEATRE 100
CHAMBER THEATRE 100 Critiques (5pts. each) 30
PERSONAL NARRATIVE
FINAL Essay
100
50
Quizzes (30@)
60
EXERCISES 75 TOTAL FOR COURSE: 565
GRADING: FINAL GRADES WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING SCALE:
A 92.0- 100% C 72.0- 77.9%
A- 90.0- 91.9% C- 70.0- 71.9%
B+ 88.0- 89.9% D+ 68.0- 69.9%
B 82.0- 87.9% D 62.0- 67.9%
B- 80.0- 81.9% D- 60.0- 61.9%
C+ 78.0- 79.9% F 59.9 and below
   
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