TAI 170 syllabus

TAI 170 syllabus - Fall 2006 M/W/F 11:00 11:50 M/W/F 1:00...

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Fall 2006 Instructor: Dr. Jo Nesmith Phone: 774-6596;  Email: [email protected] Office: Moore Hall Room 363 Office Hours: M/W 10 – 10:50; T/R 2:00 – 3:20; and by appointment Text:  Yordon, J.E. (2002). Roles in Interpretation (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill. Course Description:  This course is aimed to increase students' knowledge of and appreciation for the art and craft of performing literature in  order to help students develop or enhance the mental and physical skills necessary to perform effectively on stage.  In this course the student studies  the performance of literature through verbal and nonverbal behavior, the interaction between performer and audience, and analysis of literary modes.  Interpretation focuses on communication, literature, culture, and creativity.  Students develop skills in critical reading, writing, listening, speaking,  and analysis of performance as they study the communicative power of literary texts. This course meets the requirements for inclusion in U.P. Group I, General Humanities, Subgroup I-B.  As such, it “focuses on the aesthetic dimension of human  creativity and places emphasis upon the development of aesthetic sensitivity, both intellectual and emotional, based upon critical analysis of the structure and  execution of works of art.” Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Perform literature for an audience which engages them dynamically with the ideas of the text. Analyze different modes of literature to understand the content and form of each. Critique the performances of others. Present him/herself expressively in every day life through vocal and physical means Recognize the relationship between the aesthetic dimensions of interpretive reading and other areas of communication  arts such as public address, various forms of theatre, radio-television-film, and literature. Analyze performance dimensions used in varying modes of communication in the world around us. Classroom Expectations: In this course, students should display: an attentiveness to the class (arrive on time, demonstrate a concern for the course) a preparedness for each class meeting (do all readings and homework) an openness to new ideas (accept criticism from peers and instructor)  a willingness to participate in class activities and discussions (display a positive attitude) In addition, should practice: respect for others (pay attention to other’s comments and performances; treat peers respectfully) time management skills (plan ahead for assignments) ability to work productively with others. Failure to meet any of the above expectations
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