SRJC Course Outlines

9/15/2019 5:36:20 AMCOMM 52C Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 52CTitle:  FORENSICS 3  
Full Title:  Forensics 3 (SRJC Speech Team)
Last Reviewed:3/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum6.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum6.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR6.00 Contact DHR105.00
 Contact Total12.00 Contact Total210.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 315.00 

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:  SPCH 52C

Catalog Description:
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Preparation for participation in junior and open division forensics tournaments.  Activities range from debate to public speaking to oral interpretation of literature.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of COMM 52B


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Preparation for participation in junior and open division forensics tournaments.  Activities range from debate to public speaking to oral interpretation of literature.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of COMM 52B
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2012Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: COMM 160B Forensics (Speech & Debate) SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM52A OR COMM52B OR COMM52C OR COMM52D

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Compete in junior and open division forensics tournaments.
2.  Mentor novice division students.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Attend a forensics tournament and successfully navigate through a day of competition while
    also assisting novice division students to do the same.
2. If competing in debate, apply argumentation theory appropriate for a junior or open division
    forensics tournament.
3. If competing in a platform event, research, outline, write and deliver a speech appropriate for
    a junior or open division forensics tournament.
4. If competing in a limited preparation speaking event, generate topic-relevant content, logically
    organize the content and deliver a speech appropriate for a junior or open division forensics
    tournament, all within the time limit allowed by the event.
5. If competing in an oral interpretation of literature event, research, critically analyze, prepare
    and deliver works of literary merit appropriate for a junior or open division forensics
    tournament.
6. Describe and apply different judging paradigms while mentoring novice students.

Topics and Scope
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I. Mentoring Strategies
    A. Debate
    B. Speeches
    C. Interpretation
II. Refutation Technique      
    A. Denying
    B. Diminishing
    C. Disbarring
III. Fallacious Reasoning
IV. Fiat Theory
    A. Affirmative fiat
    B. Negative fiat
V. Reasoning
    A. Causal
    B. Analogy
    C. Sign
    D. Example
    E. Testimony
    F.  Definitional
VI. Judging Paradigms  
     A. Stock issues
    B. Policy maker
    C. Hypo testing
    D. Skills evaluation
VII. Tests of Evidence
    A. Recentness
    B. Bias
    C. Competence
    D. Consensus
    E. Interpretation
VIII. Genres of Evidence
    A. Books
    B. Newspapers
    C. Magazines
    D. Web pages and blogs   
IX. Tournament Participation
    A. Two to four tournaments
    B. Three to four events per tournament
X. Performance Theory
 
All portions of the course are covered in both lecture and lab

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Assist novice students to prepare for competition.
2. Prepare a series of topicality, disadvantage and counter plan briefs for and against assigned
    resolutions appropriate for use in a junior or open division event.
3. Research, organize and write a speech on a significant contemporary issue.
4. Research and organize a literary program.
5. Develop a speech while competing in a limited preparation speaking event that is
    relevant to the topic, appropriately organized and effectively presented while conforming
     to the required time limits.
 
Lab-Related Assignments (may include):
1. Participate in forensic events.
2. Practice, deliver, and critique a speech on a significant contemporary issue.
3. Practice, deliver, and critique a speech on a literary program.
4. Practice, deliver, and critique a speech while competing in a limited preparation speaking
    event that is relevant to the topic, appropriately organized and effectively presented
    while conforming to the required time limits.

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
5 - 10%
Generic briefs, literary presentations and/or literary program
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
75 - 80%
Class performances, tournament performance(s), class critiques, and research
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking and Writing Critically. 5th ed. Campbell, Karlyn and Huxman, Susan and Burkholder, Thomas.  Wadsworth. 2014 (classic)
 
Argumentation and Debate.13th ed.  Freely, Austin and Steinberg, David. Wadsworth. 2013 (classic)
 
Critical Thinking Through Debate. 2nd ed. Corcoran, Nelson and Nelson, Mark. Kendall Hunt. 2013 (classic)
 
Burden of Proof: An Introduction to Argument and Guide to Parliamentary Debate. 3rd ed. Crossman, Mark. Cengage Learning. 2005 (classic)
 
Intercollegiate Forensics. 2nd ed. Winebrenner, T.C. Kendall Hunt. 1997 (classic)

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