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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ORI6250

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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
    2014 2003-10-27
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Communication AS 1217000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Gil Rodman 9743025

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ORI 6250 Performance and Technology

    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 and Technology
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate Standing



    Course Description

    Explores the relationship between live and mediated performance, the use of media technologies in performance, and the place of live performance in a Western mediated society.

  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?

    In the Department of Communication, this course will complement and extend existing Performance Studies courses, as well as courses in Cultural, Media, and Documentary Studies. Approximately one fourth of graduate students in the Communication program claim Performance as their area of interest and research. This course would fit their theory requirement.

    All disciplines that do performance or study performance—on stage, in media, and as roles in every day life—could benefit from this course. Students from any discipline who are interested in media production and/or theory would benefit from this course.

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

    Performance and Technology has been offered once as a Selected Topics course.

    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 explore the ways in which live performance and various technologies inform, occupy, and resist one another

    to examine the ontological components of audiovisual mass media (film, video, television, and the Internet)

    to examine the ontological components of live performance

    to contemplate the purposes, tensions, and effects of mixing live and mediated performance

    to ponder the place of live performance in an increasingly mediated society

    B. Learning Outcomes

    students will facilitate discussion of course readings through synthesis, analysis, and inquiry

    students will complete 3-5 critical written responses to the course readings

    students will build a cumulative project in the form of an individual or group paper or performance that draws on or relates to course readings and topics

    C. Major Topics

    Ontology of Live Performance

    Ontology of Various Media

    Phelan-Auslander Debate

    The Technological/Body

    Mediated Identity Construction

    Performing in Cyberspace

    Future of Performance Studies

    D. Textbooks

    Selected readings (see course 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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