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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ORI6500

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2012 2003-10-27
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Communication AS 1217000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Gil Rodman 9743025 grodman@chuma.cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ORI 6500 Performance Criticism

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Performance Criticism
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Graduate Standing

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Focuses on the development and honing of critical skills employed in response to performance. These skills can be applied to a multitude of acts and texts.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Performance Studies is an emergent interdisciplinary field; it is one of seventeen new research areas the National Research Council will add to its Ph.D. taxonomy in 2004. Performance Studies is enjoying an explosion of interest across the academy in Ant

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    For the Department of Communication, this course adds literary and artistic realms to established criticism techniques in rhetorical and cultural approaches to Communication. It complements and extends the foci of other established courses in the department (e.g., The Role of the Critic, Rhetorical Analysis of Film, Performing Social Resistance).

    This course also will add to a sequence of graduate offerings that feature applied work, practical criticism, and research methods: Ethnography of Communication, Performance Art, and Documentary Methods of Ethnography. Approximately one fourth of graduate students in the Communication program claim Performance as their area of interest and research.

    Students from a variety of disciplines would benefit from learning how to identify underlying assumptions of criticism and how to communicate criticisms effectively.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Performance Criticism will be offered for the first time in the Spring 2004 semester.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    to consider a range of critical norms and communicative strategies for responding to performance

    to practice providing oral and written critiques of performances that might occur in pedagogical and professional settings

    B. Learning Outcomes

    students will name, analyze, and evaluate the constituent elements of various methods of criticism

    students will examine performance methods to identify underlying assumptions

    students will demonstrate their ability to critique performed texts in written and oral assignments

    students will engage in meta-criticism to identify underlying assumptions in common evaluative standards

    C. Major Topics

    Criticism and Its Functions

    Epistemological, Theoretical, and Disciplinary Grounds for Pedagogical Criticism

    Critical Methods in Pedagogical Contexts

    Ideology and Performance

    Feminist Lenses and Critical Views

    Ethical Dimensions of Performance Criticism

    Questions of Textual Authority

    Politicized Performance

    D. Textbooks

    Selected readings (see sample syllabus).

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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