2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Embodying the Book

NEW! Last Updated: 02/23/2009

Spring quarter

Faculty: Steve Blakeslee writing, literature, Marla Elliott theater, music

Major areas of study include American and world literature, literary analysis, oral interpretation, and communications.

Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.

Note: This 8-credit program will meet from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. First class meets in Sem 2 C1105.

What could be better than reading a wonderful book? Reading it aloud! In Embodying the Book, students will cultivate their capacity to bring literature fully to life through the medium of voice. In a safe and supportive environment, students will approach the human voice as an instrument of expression, exploring such topics as effective sound production, enunciation, pacing, tone, emphasis, and rhythm. Then they will apply their new learning to a range of narrative, dramatic, and poetic texts, developing the nuanced intellectual and emotional understandings necessary to forge their own meaningful interpretations. Our ultimate goal is to deepen our connections to literature, language, and ourselves. Program activities will include workshops, seminars, lectures, and a field trip to a performance of the Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle.

Credits: 8 per quarter

Enrollment: 50

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Special Expenses: $15 for theatre ticket

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in humanities, theater, education, and public speaking.

Planning Units: Culture, Text and Language, Expressive Arts, 8-12 Credit Programs

Program Revisions

Date Revision
February 20th, 2009 Special Expense added
February 23rd, 2009 Spring class location added.