Course : Theatre History 2
- Course Number
- THEA 2443
- Section Number
- Spring 2024
- Fain Fine Arts Center, B120
- Eric Koger
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Thursday, May 09, 2024 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Express an understanding of the post-Renaissance to 1950s periods in theatre.
2. Explain the influences between periods of theatre.
3. Identify the influential figures involved in the periods mentioned above.
4. Explain the relationships between various scripts and their periods of influence.
To succeed in this course, you will need to ensure the following requirements are met, daily.
1. Daily participation in all activities is mandatory. Foundational information is given and explained in class and then built upon over the semester. Absences will cause many issues as you move forward in this course.
2. Completion of the assigned projects on the due date. Incomplete assignments will be graded as such and could be grounds for significant point loss. Late assignments will not be accepted.
3. Keep track of your grades using the section under tentative schedule of this syllabus. If an assignment is returned on a day that you are absent, it is your responsibility to seek out the missing items and grade.
4. D2L will be utilized during this course.
5. It is a mandate that all faculty use the official MSU student emails. No other email will be used.
6. Header information on all assignments must be in one line and contain the following: Your first and last name, the date of submission, and the class name and number. For Instance:
Eric Koger January 24th 2024 THEA 2443 Theatre History 2
In addition, all work MUST be typed, printed, stapled, spell-checked, and grammar checked prior to class beginning. Documents that do not meet these criteria will be assessed a point deduction.
***When printing, make sure that your name is clearly typed on your work. Not hand scrawled.
7. You are responsible for ensuring your desk and work materials are cleaned with antibacterial spray before you leave class or lab hours.
8. During finals week, you are required to attend class. Each class meets at a specific time that will not overlap with other exam times.
a. The final for this class is, Thursday, May 9th at 10:30am â 12:30pm.
The information provided within this syllabus may be subject to change. Always assume that the syllabus is correct unless the instructor has made a formal amendment.
Wilson and Goldfarb, Living Theatre: A History of Theatre, 7th edition
ISBN: 0393640205 or 978-0393640205
Scripts and required readings will be supplied on D2L.
Distance Learning Preparation
To ensure our preparedness for any potential health concerns, there are several requirements. If the course is forced to an online modality, it is expected that the student will be able to make that transition with ease. A working video camera with sound and a stable internet connection, are vital. In addition, when in class via ZOOM, the student must be consistantly visible in their ZOOM window. If the student cannot be seen, they will be counted absent. When setting up for a ZOOM class, the studentâs class environment must be free of distraction and external noise. This means, no driving or walking somewhere or doing laundry while in class. Also, ensure you are in an environment where you can participate audibly without significant background noise.
Cell Phones and Other Recording Devices
Cell phones must be silenced and put away completely out of sight and not looked at until the class is over. If at any point your cell phone is NOT put away and silenced, you will be asked to leave for the remainder of the day.
The use of cell phones and other recording or electronic devices is strictly prohibited during class. The instructor may direct, from time to time, on the possible use of cell phones for legitimate class reasons. Recording the class is prohibited, unless it is part of a reasonable accommodation under ADA, or by obtaining written consent by the instructor
Computer and Tablet Usage
Often electronic devices provide distraction during class. The use of electronic devices during class is prohibited unless specifically mentioned otherwise. Note taking should be accomplished with a writing utensil and paper. Always be prepared with the proper note taking materials when in class.
Classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructorâs ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to benefit from the instruction will result in the instructor removing the disruptive student(s) from the class.
Academic Dishonesty Statement
Plagiarism is (1) the use of source material of other persons (either published or unpublished, including the Internet) without following the accepted techniques of giving credit or (2) the submission for credit of work not the individuals to whom credit is given. If a student in the class is caught plagiarizing, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The Student Creed developed and adopted by the MSU Student Government reinforces the discouragement of plagiarism and other unethical behaviors. The first statement of the Creed reads, âAs an MSU student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.â Plagiarism is lying, cheating, and stealing.
ChatGPT and AI
AI Writing tools are not permitted for any stage or phase of work in this class. If you use these tools, your actions would be considered academically dishonest and treated as plagiarism.
Student Privacy Statement
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As an instructor it is unlawful for me to share your personal information (including grades) with anyone unless I have written consent. This means I will not be able to discuss your grades with parents.
Disability Support Statement
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A detailed daily schedule is posted in a separate file.
You must attend the required class periods. You are responsible for any information that you miss due to absenteeism. Attendance is taken at the beginning of class. Excessive lateness may count as an absence and will be determined by the instructor.
Unavoidable absence â Jury duty, death in the family, etc. You must send notification by email to the instructor explaining the situation prior to missing the class. Be sure to include your name, class period (day/time) and your situation.
Late assignments will not be accepted. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism cannot be made up.
Feeling sick and opting not to attend class will be a normal absence. For that absence to be excused, an official doctorâs note must be submitted within 3 days of the absence.
Makeup policy: Late assignments will NOT be accepted. All D2L assignments must be uploaded before class, the day they are due. Some assignments may be collected during the class period in which they are due. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism cannot be made up. Presentations must also be presented the day they are due and cannot be made up.
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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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.
Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.
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.
We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.
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