House Bill 2504

Fall 2012 Course Syllabus

DRAM-2336-01 - Voice for the Theater

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2012
InstructorStafford, Laura Johnson
Phone(409) 984-6331
E-mailstaffolj@lamarpa.edu
Department
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Phone:(409) 984-6330
E-mail:huvalbj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:8-10:30 MWF and 8-10:30 Tth
Building:Performing Arts & Theatre Center (PAC)
Room:140
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Course Information
Course Number90581
Course Description Builds vocal development, vocabulary and pronunciation skills through systematic drills and exercises with the application of the performer's use of the voice as a creative instrument of effective communication. Encourages an awareness of the need for vocal proficiency and employs techniques designed to improve the performer's speaking abilities.
Course Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.

Required Textbooks 1        Textbook Requirement:

* An Actor’s Work: A Student’s Diary by Konstantin Stanislavski (translated by Jean Benedetti)



The lecture packet is given in class and has additional selected readings and worksheets that are necessary for assignments. Put these notes in a 3 –Ring binder! You need bring it to use in class each day.

Access to campus Blackboard is required.

Attendance Policy One Evening Performance near end of semester is required.



Attendance & Make-Up Policy: Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Each student is allowed three hours (2 class periods) of excused absence, without it having attendance grade penalties. If you miss a performance the points are forfiet. Quizes are given at the begining of the period and if you are late you have missed those points. No Make-ups for quizesTo be excused requires a doctor’s excuse from hospital or return to work letter.



Each absence in excess of this ration will result in the loss of points from this category for each day missed. Repeated tardiness (2) will have points taken out of your Audience Participation Etiquette points. After a student has missed 5 hours of class the professor may drop the student officially from the class with the grade you have earned, which may be an “F”. This may affect your financial aid status, or scholarship funding and if this “instructor initiated” drop occurs after the first six weeks you can receive an “F” for insufficient work. Attendance is a required aspect of this course and the student is responsible for the work that is due on the specific dates, which appear on the agenda calendar. This course recognizes court appearance and personal hospitalization as excused absences, not work, or doctor’s appointments, Or waking up feeling “under the weather”, so use your three hours of possible excused absence wisely. Course work is still due on assigned dates. There are 100 pts assigned to your Audience Etiquette- Attendance/Participation and when you violate the expectations of the approved behavior in class you will lose points at the discretion of the Professor. These points are for participating effectively by giving conscientious feedback in rating peers in daily activities. Think of it as 8pts a day.
Course Grading Scale 900-1000=A 800-899=B 700-799=C 600-699=D Below 599=F
Determination of Final Grade Exams                                200                        

Quizzes                                150                        

Oral Performances                215                

Written Assignments                335        

Attendance/Participation        100        

Total Points                  1000

No Incompletes
Final Exam Date December 6, 2013 - 11:00 AM
Major Assignments Week 1:        Syllabus Overview/ PreTest/ Lecture Packet / Vocab List/start DVD Do You Speak American DVD

                

Week 2:        (Read Ch. 1 & 2 Linklater)How do I Sound?( Survey)/ Phrasing Ex. / Select 1st Reading/DVD/Discuss Ch. 1 & 2 Reading Questions Due / How do I Sound? Due



Week 3: Vocab 1 Report Due / Warm-Up & Class Vocal Ex.1st Reading Performance Due /recorded & uploaded to Blackboard (Bb)

                

Week 4        (Read Ch. 14 & 15 Linklater)Vocab 1 QUIZ (scantron) /Reading Response Self Critique Due/ Instructions for Internet Dialect Project & selection of dialects & monolgs (due Oct. 30)Discuss Ch. 14 & 15 Questions Due / 2nd Reading Instructions for Selection of Monologs in Dialect



Week 5:        (Read Ch. 16 Linklater)        Vocab 2 Report Due / Class Vocal Ex./ Breathing Diagrams/Discuss Ch. 16 Questions Due / Mechanics Diagrams / IPA Charts

        

Week 6: Vocab 2 QUIZ (scantron) / Consonant pairs Drill/ Oral Phoneme pts (ope)/MIDTERM EXAM (scantron) (Ch. 1,2,14-16, Notes on DVD, Diagrams) / Single Consonant Drills-handout



Week 7:(Start Reading Ch. 19 Stanislavski)Oct. 6 (Last day Drop no Grade)Vocab 3 Report Due / Single Consonants Cont. / OPE points/IPA Lesson 1 & 2

        

Week 8: Vocab 3 QUIZ (scantron) / IPA Lesson 3 & 4/Lesson 5 & 6 is Review/ OPE points / QUIZ over 1-5 (sheet provided)





Week 9: Vocab 4 Report Due / IPA Lesson 7/IPA Lesson 8 / Observation Ex. Instructions given

        

Week 10: Vocab 4 QUIZ (scantron) / Internet Dialect Project Due & Presentations/IPA Lesson 9 Review/ OPE points / QUIZ over 7-9 (sheet provided)

        

Week 11:(Finish Ch. 19 Stanislavski)/Vocab 5 Report Due / Discus Ch. 19 Questions Due / IPA Lesson 10 & 11



Week 12: Nov. 9         (last day to drop with grade)/Vocab 5 QUIZ (scantron) / IPA Lesson 12 &13 /IPA Lesson 14 is Review/ OPE points / QUIZ over 10-14 (sheet provided)



Week 13: 2nd Reading Dialect Monolog Rehearsal Performance Due /in blackbox/view film Bb/ 22 Thanksgiving off



Week 14: Rehearsal Reading Response Self Critique Due / 2nd Reading Final Performance (tech BlackBox)/recorded uploaded on Blackboard(Nov. 27th Evening Performance Black Box 7pm. ) Cast call 5:30pm /Reading Response Self Critique Due / Theory Vocab Terms Defined



Week 15: Observation Exercises (5) Due / Ch. 19 cont.



Week 16

Final Exam on DEC. 6 th at 11am in Pac 132 (Chapter 19, notes, Diagrams, Theory Vocab.)
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates (Dram 2336-01 at 11 am)

(Yes, We stay for the whole time and Test material is covered in class. Quizzes are given at the beginning of class, if you arrive late you will not be able to take the Quiz and will forfeit the points. Be Early or ON TIME!!! It is your responsibility to get material you miss from other students and turn in required papers on the due dates listed below.) Doctor’s appointments and going to work are NOT excused absences, make appointments outside of class time. There is no Make Up Time!

{My cell number is 409-550-8945 -- call with questions, if you TEXT ME, give your name}



Week 1                

Aug.        28        Syllabus Overview/ PreTest/ Lecture Packet / Vocab List/start DVD

30         Do You Speak American DVD /

                

Week 2        (Read Ch. 1 & 2 Linklater)        

Sept.        4        How do I Sound?( Survey)/ Phrasing Ex. / Select 1st Reading/DVD

        6        Discuss Ch. 1 & 2 Reading Questions Due / How do I Sound? Due



Week 3                

        11        Vocab 1 Report Due / Warm-Up & Class Vocal Ex.

        13        1st Reading Performance Due /recorded & uploaded to Blackboard (Bb)

                

Week 4        (Read Ch. 14 & 15 Linklater)        

18        Vocab 1 QUIZ (scantron) /Reading Response Self Critique Due/ Instructions for Internet Dialect Project & selection of dialects & monolgs (due Oct. 30)

         20        Discuss Ch. 14 & 15 Questions Due / 2nd Reading Instructions for Selection of Monologs in Dialect



Week 5        (Read Ch. 16 Linklater)        

        25         Vocab 2 Report Due / Class Vocal Ex./ Breathing Diagrams

        27         Discuss Ch. 16 Questions Due / Mechanics Diagrams / IPA Charts

        

Week 6                

Oct.         2         Vocab 2 QUIZ (scantron) / Consonant pairs Drill/ Oral Phoneme pts (ope)

        4         MIDTERM EXAM (scantron) (Ch. 1,2,14-16, Notes on DVD, Diagrams / Single Consonant Drills handout



Week 7        (Start Reading Ch. 19 Stanislavski)        

                                                        Oct. 6 (Last day Drop no Grade)

9        Vocab 3 Report Due / Single Consonants Cont. / OPE points

11         IPA Lesson 1 & 2

        

Week 8                

        16        Vocab 3 QUIZ (scantron) / IPA Lesson 3 & 4        

18        Lesson 5 & 6 is Review/ OPE points / QUIZ over 1-5 (sheet provided)





Week 9        

        23        Vocab 4 Report Due / IPA Lesson 7                

        25         IPA Lesson 8 / Observation Ex. Instructions given

        

Week 10                

        30         Vocab 4 QUIZ (scantron) / Internet Dialect Project Due & Presentations

Nov. 1         IPA Lesson 9 Review/ OPE points / QUIZ over 7-9 (sheet provided)

        

Week 11        (Finish Ch. 19 Stanislavski)                

        6         Vocab 5 Report Due / Discus Ch. 19 Questions Due /

8         IPA Lesson 10 & 11



Week 12        

Nov. 9         (last day to drop with grade)

        13        Vocab 5 QUIZ (scantron) / IPA Lesson 12 &13

        15        IPA Lesson 14 is Review/ OPE points / QUIZ over 10-14 (sheet provided)



Week 13                        

        20        2nd Reading Dialect Monolog Rehearsal Performance Due /in blackbox/view film Bb

        22         Thanksgiving off



Week 14                        

27         Rehearsal Reading Response Self Critique Due / 2nd Reading Final Performance (tech BlackBox)/recorded uploaded on Blackboard                                        

(Nov. 27th Evening Performance Black Box 7pm. ) Cast call 5:30pm

29 Reading Response Self Critique Due / Theory Vocab Terms Defined



Week 15                        

Dec.         4        Observation Exercises (5) Due / Ch. 19 cont.



Week 16

Final Exam on DEC. 6 th at 11am in Pac 132 (Chapter 19, notes, Diagrams, Theory Vocab.)

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Course Student Learning Outcomes Drama 2336 Student Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

1: Demonstrate comprehension of content-area reading material and vocabulary acquisition. (PSLO Alpha) Measured by pre-test/post-test.

2: Demonstrate skills to understand and apply basic principles of critical thinking to the analysis of a text in preparation for vocal performance and in self-reflective analysis of one's own voice for improvement of production. (PSLO 1, 2, 5) Measured by oral drill rubrics; Dialect research project; group performance rubric; self- reflective performance process reports.

3: Communicate effectively orally or in writing, individually or in groups, for a variety of purposes: including articulation of a personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities and the ability to demonstrate the pronunciation of vowels and consonants according to the IPA system. (PSLO 1, 2, 4) Measured by embedded test or quiz questions; oral drill rubrics; Dialect research project; group performance rubric; self- reflective performance process reports.

4: Demonstrate the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal in the analysis and preparation for group public performance. (PSLO 1, 2, 4) Measured by production plan reports and teamwork rubric

5: Analyze a variety social or cultural experiences from a performance perspective demonstrating knowledge of civic responsibility. (PSLO 1, 2, 5) Measured by Observation Exercises.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.
Additional Information Yes, We stay for the whole time and Test material is covered in class. Quizzes are given at the beginning of class, if you arrive late you will not be able to take the Quiz and will forfeit the points. Be Early or ON TIME!!!



It is your responsibility to get material you miss from other students and turn in required papers on the due dates listed below.



Doctor’s appointments and going to work are NOT excused absences, make appointments outside of class time.

There is no Make Up Time!



{My cell number is 409-550-8945 -- call with questions, if you TEXT ME, give your name}



You must have access to campus website and course Blackboard is used. Check you email regularly. Any course update will be emailed to you.

Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

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An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

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  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

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