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Course : THEA

Course Number
2433
Section Number
1-1
Semester
Fall 2021
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center, B120
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

To understand some possible origins of theatre. [SLO: Knowledge of Development of Theatre]                                   

To explore and understand the development of the playwright from the classical age through the Renaissance period. [SLO: Knowledge of Development of Theatre]       

To explore and understand the development of the actor from the classical age through the Renaissance period. [SLO: Knowledge of Development of Theatre]

To explore and understand the development of scene/costume/lighting design from the classical age through the Renaissance period. [SLO: Knowledge of Development of Theatre]

To understand the development of the director from the classical age through the Renaissance period. [SLO: Knowledge of Development of Theatre]     

To explore and discover the cultural, social and political aspects of a particular period and their influence on the theatre. [SLO: Knowledge of Development of Theatre]     

Extensive use of the MSU D2L program is a part of this course. Each student is expected to be familiar with this program as it provides a primary source of communication regarding assignments, examination materials, and general course information. You can log into D2L through the MSU Homepage. If you experience difficulties, please contact the technicians listed for the program or contact your instructor.

We will use D2L extensively in this class. The majority of quizzes for this class will be on D2L. Quizzes will open at noon on Friday and close at noon on Sunday. You will be allowed to take each quiz as many times as you like during the 48 hours that it is open. The goal of a quiz is to help you learn the material, so go ahead and shoot for a perfect score!

Taking a class with online components requires you to have access to a computer (with Internet access) to complete and upload your assignments. It is your responsibility to have (or have access to) a working computer in this class. Assignments and tests are due by the due date, and personal computer technical difficulties will not be considered reason for the instructor to allow students extra time to submit assignments, tests, or discussion postings. Computers are available on campus in various areas of the buildings as well as the Academic Success Center. Your computer being down is not an excuse for missing a deadline!! There are many places to access your class! Our online classes can be accessed from any computer in the world which is connected to the internet. Contact your instructor immediately upon having computer trouble If you have technical difficulties in the course, there is also a student helpdesk available to you. The college cannot work directly on student computers due to both liability and resource limitations however they are able to help you get connected to our online services. For help, log into D2L.

Periodically throughout the semester, students will be required to write a brief script analysis for the plays being studied in the class. A slightly different analysis form will be posted on D2L for each play.

At the end of each section of history, students will upload three open-ended questions to a discussion on D2L, questions that were not answered in the recently covered section. Due dates and times for these are listed on the Class Schedule.

The professor recommends that students download the Pulse app and turn it on to notify you of deadlines and any changes in D2L as it relates to this course.

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Unavoidable absence – Jury duty, death in the family, etc. You must send notification by email to the faculty member supervising the crew/rehearsal explaining the situation prior to missing the class. Be sure to include your name and your situation. If you are quarantined due to possible COVID-19 exposure, you are responsible for notifying the professor in writing prior to missing the class AND working with the professor to determine how to attend the class virtually. If you are ill, notify the professor in writing before class begins and you will receive an excused absence. If you test positive for Covid-19, please notify the professor immediately so that a conversation can be held regarding work due during that period.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

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