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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO ORAL INTERP||
Introduction to Oral Interpretation
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
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.
Completion of ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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)
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1981||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: COMM 170|| Oral Interpretation of Literature|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM2
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses in oral interpretation
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
7. Analyze orally and in writing different selections of literature according to literary
8. Encode thoughts and emotions of each selection into appropriate
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
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
III. Research and Selection of Literature
A. Literary research techniques for locating literature and
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
C. Character analysis
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
B. Constructive feedback for other students, focusing
on strengths and areas needing improvement
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
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
J. performance of a dramatic scene.
K. thematic presentation from two or more genres.
L. readers theatre.
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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%
|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%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 20%
|Class participation and attendance||
Communicating Literature ( 4th). Lewis, Todd V. Kendall/Hunt: 2008
Oral Interpretation (12th). Lee & Gura. Houghton Mifflin: 2010
Performing Literary Texts. Jaffe. Wadsworth: 2006