SRJC Course Outlines

3/4/2021 4:58:36 PMSPCH 2 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SPCH 2Title:  INTRO ORAL INTERP  
Full Title:  Introduction to Oral Interpretation
Last Reviewed:9/12/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Experiencing literature through reading and oral interpretation of prose, poetry and drama. Theory and practice in the art and technique of exploring, illuminating and orally presenting the logical, emotional, and aesthetic meanings of creative literature.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Experiencing literature through reading and oral interpretation of prose, poetry, and drama. Theory and practice in the art and technique of exploring, illuminating, and orally presenting the logical, emotional, and aesthetic meanings of creative literature.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: COMM 170 Oral Interpretation of Literature SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM2

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
 
1.   Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses in oral interpretation
     style.
2.   Identify and apply elements of nonverbal communication.
3.   Distinguish between poetry, prose & drama as genres of literature.
4.   Utilize the basic terminology, concepts, and theories of oral interpretation.
5.   Demonstrate an understanding of the special characteristics of each
      genre of literature.
6.   Locate different types of literature and literary criticism in
     the library.
7.   Analyze orally and in writing different selections of literature according to literary
     criteria.
8.   Encode thoughts and emotions of each selection into appropriate
     non-verbal transmissions.
9.  Evaluate and critique oral presentations of other students.
10. Channel communication anxiety & apprehension into performance.
11. Utilize the voice and body in oral interpretation of literature.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Introduction to the Course
     A. History, theory, significance and concepts of communication
        and oral interpretation of literature.
    B. Distinction between oral interpretation and acting
II.  Genres of Literature
    A. Prose
        1. non-fiction
        2. fiction
    B. Drama
    C. Poetry
III. Research and Selection of Literature   
     A. Literary research techniques for locating literature and
        literary criticism
    B. Evaluation of literary selection for appropriateness to
        reader, audience and assignment
    C. Editing literature for performance
IV. Analysis of Literature
    A. Point of view
    B. Setting/Locus
    C. Character analysis
    D. Theme
V.  Performance Skills
    A. Delivery techniques and nonverbal communication
     B. Encoding thoughts and emotions of authors' literary work
    C. Managing stress and anxiety
VI. Critical Evaluation of Oral Presentations
    A. Application of criteria to oral performance of self
        and others
    B. Constructive feedback for other students, focusing
         on strengths and areas needing improvement

Assignments:
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1.  Oral presentations of literature. At least five graded
     assignments of graduated difficulty, which may include
     any of the following:
     A. an "ice breaker" trial reading, for initial assessment of
         skills.
     B. videotaped reading(s) for self assessment.
      C. performance of a lyric poem.
     D. performance of a narrative poem.
     E. performance of a dramatic poem.
     F. performance of children's literature.
     G. performance of a dramatic monologue.
     H. performance of non-fiction first person prose.
     I.  performance of third person prose narration with character
         dialogue.
     J. performance of a dramatic scene.
     K. thematic presentation from two or more genres.
     L. readers theatre.
     M. storytelling.
2.  Written work will include:
     A. 3 to 5 written assignments of 500 words each of literature to be performed.
     B. experiential exercises.
     C. written critiques of self and others.
3.  Optional written examinations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Written homework, reading reports, analysis papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 60%
Class performances, Oral presentations of literature
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 10%
Written
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Class participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Communicating Literature ( 4th). Lewis, Todd V.  Kendall/Hunt: 2008
 
Oral Interpretation (12th).  Lee & Gura.  Houghton Mifflin: 2010
 
Performing Literary Texts.  Jaffe.  Wadsworth: 2006

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