THTRFLM 4D03 Theatre, Soc & Early Cinema
Academic Year: Winter 2018
Instructor: Dr. Joseph Sokalski
Office: Togo Salmon Hall 510
Phone: 905-525-9140 x 27664
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 18:00-18:50
- Course Objectives
- Textbooks, Materials & Fees
- Method of Assessment
- Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties
- Additional Policies and Statements
- Topics and Readings
The successful student will be able to critically analyze selected concepts and writings at the centre of the course.
The successful student will be able to apply these concepts to a topic of their own choosing and develop and defend an original thesis.
Textbooks, Materials & Fees:
The required readings consist of the course reader, organized to require students read roughly 20 to 40 pages each week of the course.
The required screenings consists primarily of online material which varies in length each week (from 20 minutes to 2 hours on occasion).
Method of Assessment:
One class report (20 minutes) 25% Due by April 4, 2018
First class response (2 pages) 10% Due by March 7, 2018
Second class response (2 pages) 10% Due by April 4, 2018
Essay (12 pages) 40% Due March 21, 2018
All work submitted in class.
As found above, students in this course will have received 10% of their grade in this course by March 16,, 2018
Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:
A penalty of ten marks will be imposed for every academic day assignments are late. Late assignments will receive a grade but no commentary.
Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:
You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.
Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.
It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity
The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
- Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
- Improper collaboration in group work.
- Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.
Email correspondence policy
It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student. Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.
Modification of course outlines
The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.
McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)
In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.
Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities
Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.
Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances
Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.
Topics and Readings:
Topics include: Melies, Vardac, Griffith, Acting, Early Cinema, Representation issues
Schedule of readings found on Avenue to Learn