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Exploration of the Arts 1301.002 Spring 06 --- Syllabus MWF 10:00 am JO2.

604 (Performance Hall)
Instructor: Mary Medrick Phone: 972-883-2754 Office Hours: By appointment TAs: Office: JO4.638 E-Mail: mary.medrick@utdallas.edu

Kim Tapp (students whose last name starts A-L) Sumaiya Mehreen (students whose last name starts M-Z) INTRODUCTION Reading Assignment: pp. 1-14 & 404-428 Take home Event Web Site Scavenger Hunt MUSIC Reading: pp. 260-281 (music) + WEB CT Mon: Holiday - MLK MUSIC, continued Reading: pp. 53-66 (Critical review) Wed: QUIZ #1 & Sign up for Workshop #1 THEATRE Reading: pp. 233-259 (theatre) Mon: WORKSHOP #1

Office: JO5.310 972-883-2110 Jan 9, 11 & 13

WEEK 1:

WEEK 2:

Jan 18 & 20

WEEK 3:

Jan 23, 25 & 27

WEEK 4:

Jan 30, Feb 1 & 3

WEEK 5:

VISUAL ART Reading: pp 71-111 (visual arts) Mon: EVENT PAPER #1 DUE MON, FEB 6 Wed: Sign up for Workshop #2 Fri: QUIZ #2 MORE MUSIC Mon: WORKSHOP #2 DANCE Reading: pp. 294-318 (DANCE) Wed: Sign up for Workshop #3 Fri: QUIZ #3 SUMMING UP Mon: WORKSHOP #3 Wed: MIDTERM EXAM Fri: Presentation Work Day ***SPRING BREAK

Feb 6, 8 & 10

WEEK 6:

Feb 13, 15 & 17

WEEK 7:

Feb 20, 22 & 24

WEEK 8:

Feb 27, March 1 & 3

MARCH 6 -11 ***

WEEK 9:

INTERRELATIONSHIPS Mar 13, 15 & 17 Reading: pp. 429-443 M: Presentation Work Day Wed: EVENT PAPER #2 DUE WED, MAR 15

WEEK 10:

THEATRE Mar 20, 22 & 24 Reading: Scenes from American Dream (WebCT) PRESENTATIONS M, W, F: Presentations all week PRESENTATIONS M, W, F: Presentations all week Mar 27 & 29, 31 Apr 3, 5, & 7

WEEK 11: WEEK 12:

WEEK 13:

FILM AND TECHNOLOGY Apr 10, 12 & 14 Reading: pp 320-352 (film) EVENT PAPER #3 (THEATER) DUE WED, APR 12 PRESENTATION PAPER DUE FRI, APR 14 APPROPRIATION Apr 17, 19 & 21 Reading: pp. 383-388 EVENT PAPER (#4) DUE FRI, APR 21 QUIZ #4 AVAILABLE ON WEBCT, DUE APR 24 Last day of class Apr 24 & 28 Mon: EXAM REVIEW Fri: FINAL EXAM 8:00 AM, April 28, 2006 15 9 16 10 10 20 20 100

WEEK 14:

WEEK 15:

GRADING: Attendance Workshop participation Quizzes Midterm exam Presentation Four Event papers Final exam TOTAL

(3 points for each workshop) (4 points for each quiz) (5 points for each paper)

This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. IMPORTANT POLICIES: 1. Attendance is required in this class. If you arrive after attendance is taken, you are absent. 2. All official student email will be sent to the student's UT Dallas email address. UT Dallas provides each student with a free email account. The Department of Information Resources at UT Dallas provides a method for students to forward email from other accounts to their UT Dallas address. Students may go to the following URL to establish or maintain their official UT Dallas computer account: https://netid.utdallas.edu/. 3.. Academic integrity is an expectation in this course. For official UTD policies, go to http://www.utd.edu/judicialaffairs/. 4. We work closely with Disability Services. If you have a disability, let us know now so we can accommodate you. 5. We strongly discourage incompletes in this class. Please note the drop dates below carefully. Incompletes can only be granted if 70% of the coursework is done. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER MLK holiday Monday, January 16 Last day to drop a class without a W Wednesday, January 25 WP or WF withdraw period begins Monday, February 13 Last day to withdraw with WP/WF Thursday, March 16 (After this time, any withdrawal requires approval and lots of signatures) Last Day of Class Monday, April 24

Final Exam

Friday, April 28