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Listen • Speak • Engage San José State University Communication Studies 123I, Performance of Ethnodrama, Section 1, Spring 2010 Area:  Inquiry Instructor: David Terry, Ph.D. Office location: HGH 204 Telephone: 408-924-5372 Email: [email protected] Office hours: MW 1:30-3:00 pm or by appointment Class days/time: MW 12:00-1:15 pm Classroom: Clark 111 Prerequisites: Upper Division Standing Catalog Description Explores how live performance can be used to create, interpret, and present arts-based scholarship. Students will read ethnodramatic texts and engage in original research, script writing, rehearsal, and performance. Emphasis is on cross-cultural performances. Overview Ethnodrama assumes that performances are not just entertaining distractions from “real” life. They are a primary way in which human beings develop shared social and cultural lives. This course is designed to introduce you to performance as a research method , a way of learning about the world around you. Should you stay in the course: 1. You will develop your ability to make performances that imaginatively express, expand and analyze your own cultural experiences. 2. You will learn how to use performance as a way to engage with the cultural experiences of people who are different than you. 3. You will develop your ability to engage with scholarly writing about performance. 4. You will learn to see the crucial role that performance plays in producing social and cultural life, the ways in which social and cultural groups (ethnos) produce and are produced by performance practices (drama). COMM 123ISpring 2010 page 1 of 15
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Listen • Speak • Engage Departmental Curriculum Goals Foundations, INQUIRY, Practice COMM 123I is an Inquiry course. Each course in the Department of Communication Studies primarily focuses on one of three areas: Foundations (theoretical underpinnings of the discipline), Inquiry (research in the discipline), or Practice (application of communication theories and concepts to real world contexts). Although the course addresses theory (foundations) and practice (application), the primary purpose of COMM 123I is to introduce you to performance ethnography as a method of inquiry for understanding your own culture(s) and the cultures of others. Inquiry Area Objectives This course satisfies the INQUIRY area of Communication Studies learning objectives. All INQUIRY courses, including COMM 123I, share these learning objectives: Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in methods of communication inquiry. R esearch Methods : Demonstrate understanding of methods of communication research and analyses, such as rhetorical, critical, interpretive, performative, and social scientific approaches. Research Critique
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