SRJC Course Outlines

8/22/2019 6:44:26 AMSPCH 52B Course Outline as of Fall 2012

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SPCH 52BTitle:  FORENSICS 2  
Full Title:  Forensics 2 (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 Scheduled9.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled157.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 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: 

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

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of SPCH 52A OR Course Completion of SPCH 57A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SPCH 52A OR Course Completion of SPCH 57A
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

Outcomes and Objectives:
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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.
2. If competing in debate, apply argumentation theory appropriate for a novice or junior division forensics tournament.
3. If competing in a platform event, research, outline, write and deliver a speech appropriate for a novice or junior 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 novice or junior 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 novice or junior division forensics tournament.

Topics and Scope
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I.       Affirmative Case Construction Applications
        A. Needs-analysis
        B. Comparative-advantage
        C. Goals-criterion
        D. Alternative justification
II.      Negative Case Construction Strategies
        A. Topicality
        B. Disadvantages
        C. Counter plans
III.     Resolution Construction
        A. One single idea
        B. Controversy
        C. Presumption and burden of proof
            properly placed
IV.    Speech Patterns
        A. Chronological
        B. Spatial
        C. Problem-solution
        D. Topical
V.     Visual Aids
        A. Construction
        B. Presentation
VI.    Oral Interpretation Programs
       A. Traditional
       B. Weave
VII . Delivery
       A. Appearance
       B. Gestures
       C. Posture
       D. Eye contact
       E. Movement
VIII. Paralanguage
       A. Volume
       B. Pitch
       C. Rate
IX.    Tournament Participation
       A. One to three tournaments
       B. One to four events per tournament

Assignments:
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Assignments may include (depending on events):
 
1. Prepare a series of topicality, disadvantage and counter plan briefs for and against assigned resolutions appropriate for use in a novice or junior division event.
2. Research, organize and write a speech on a significant contemporary issue.
3. Research and organize a literary program.
4. 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 Components 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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
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
80 - 90%
Class performances, tournament performance(s), class critiquues, 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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Intercollegiate Forensics. Winebrenner, T.C., ed. Kendall/Hunt: 1994 (classic)
 
The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking & Writing Critically. Campbell & Huxman.  Wadsworth: 2009
 
Argumentation and Debate.  Freely & Steinberg.  Wadsworth: 2009
 
Burden of Proof: An Introduction to Argument and Guide to Parliamentary Debate.  Crossman.  Thomson Learning College: 2006
 
Critical Thinking Through Debate.  Corcoran, Nelson & Perella. Kendall/Hunt: 2011

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