Dates / Times: Wednesdays, 1:00pm–3:00pm, starting September 7
Location: 3355 Engineering Hall
Instructor: Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel
Credit information: 1 optional credit (MSE 803)
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Δ (1 delta)
Improv requires the ability to listen carefully, think quickly, and communicate clearly — and so does teaching.
Using the storytelling and character-development techniques of theatrical improvisation, participants will build confidence, teamwork, leadership, listening and decision-making skills through the performance of short games and scenes. Participants will be able to better think on their feet, manage a constructivist classroom, and communicate science more effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. Each session will be comprehensive, diverse, and dynamic (in addition to being a lot of fun), and will build on the skills from the week before. Due to the sequential nature of the class and the necessity of building a supportive learning community, please defer taking the course if you know in advance that your schedule will require you to miss more than two classes.