SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2024 3:55:22 AMSPCH 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SPCH 2Title:  INTRO ORAL INTERP  
Full Title:  Introduction to Oral Interpretation
Last Reviewed:3/13/2023

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
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the artistic process of studying and communicating literature through its performance.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the artistic process of studying and communicating literature through its performance.
(Grade or P/NP)

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


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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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. Utilize the vocabulary, concepts and theories of oral communication of literature.
3. Distinguish between works of poetry, prose and drama as genres of literature.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the special characteristics of each genre of literature.
5. Analyze orally, and in writing, various selections of literature using literary criteria and a
     knowledge of literary devices.
6. Apply elements of nonverbal communication to perfornance of literature.
7. Encode thoughts and emotions of each selection into appropriate nonverbal communication
     through the use of vocal characteristics and body language.
8. Write and present thoughtful introductions to literary performances, including necessary
9. Evaluate and critique oral presentations of other students.
10. Channel communication anxiety & apprehension into performance.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Introduction to the Course
    A. History, theory, significance and concepts of communication and oral interpretation of
    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. Nonverbal communication and delivery techniques
    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. Offer constructive feedback to other students, focusing on strengths and areas needing

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I. At least five graded oral performances of literature, which may include any of the following:
    A. An  ice breaker trial performance for initial skill assessment
    B. Performance of a selection of dramatic literature
         1. Monologue
         2. Scene
    C. Performance of poetry
         1. Lyric poem
         2. Narrative poem
         3. Dramatic poem
    D. Performance of prose
         1. First person prose
         2. First or third person prose narration with character dialogue
    E. Thematic presentation of two or more selections
    F. Duo-interpretation
    G. Readers Theatre (group performance of literature)
    H. Storytelling
II. Reading
    A. Textbook reading will include an average of 15-20 pages/week
    B. Students are expected to research and read prose, poetry and drama as part of the process of selecting performance pieces
III. Written work will include 2 - 4 analytical assignments of 500 words each
IV. Experiential exercises in literary performance
V. Critiques of self and others
VI. Examinations may be:
    A. Multiple choice
    B. Written
    C. Oral performance

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
10 - 20%
Written homework, reading reports, analysis papers, critiques
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
60 - 70%
Class performances, oral presentations of literature
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Written, multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Class participation and attendance

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Communicating Literature (5th). Lewis, Todd V. Kendall/Hunt: 2011 (classic)
Oral Interpretation (12th). Lee, Charlotte and Gura, Timothy. Routledge: 2009 (classic)
Performing Literary Texts. Jaffe, Clella. Wadsworth: 2005 (classic)

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