COMPLIT 141 - Great Performances
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Great Performances at Michigan
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This writing-intensive course is an introduction to performances presented around the University of Michigan, including concert music, theater, musical theater, opera, dance, and other performing arts. Students will develop critical skills in thinking and writing about performance, while also exploring various ideas about "liveness" in performance, considering what makes a “great” performance, and reflecting on the relationship between performance and social change. Further details about featured performances will be announced in August.

Course Requirements:

Attendance at all required performances; timely completion of weekly modules posted on Canvas; regular participation in Wednesday discussion sections; active involvement in peer writing workshops. To meet the LSA First-Year Writing Requirement, students will write a series of short response papers (2-3 pages) and develop two longer papers in multiple drafts: an argumentative essay and a final research project. No mid-term, no final exam.

Intended Audience:

Designed for first and second-year students, this course is open to undergraduates in all departments and programs in LSA, including the Honors Program and the Residential College, as well as other schools across campus, including Music, Theater and Dance, Art & Design, Engineering, etc. No performance experience required!

Class Format:

Depending on Covid conditions, some performances may be presented online. T-Th lectures will be asynchronous (posted by professor on Canvas in weekly modules) to prepare students for performances listed on the syllabus. Wednesday sections will be held in-person (led by section leaders at the times posted in the course guide) for students to discuss the performances and to workshop writing assignments in smaller groups.

Schedule

COMPLIT 141 - Great Performances
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
22191
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
22194
Open
1
 
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W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
22193
Closed
0
 
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W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
22192
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
22196
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0
 
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W 11:00AM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
22195
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
25352
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
25354
Open
1
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
26141
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
26143
Closed
0
 
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W 5:00PM - 7:00PM

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