SRJC Course Outlines

6/15/2019 4:19:18 PMSPCH 52D Course Outline as of Fall 2012

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SPCH 52DTitle:  FORENSICS 4  
Full Title:  Forensics 4 (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 open division forensics tournaments. Activities range from debate to public speaking to oral interpretation of literature. Introduction to tournament operations.

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


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SPCH 52C OR Course Completion of SPCH 57C
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:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Compete in open division forensics tournaments.
2. Mentor novice and junior level students.
3. Assist in the running of a forensics tournament.

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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 to 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 judging novice students.
7. Identify and describe the basic responsibilities of directing and hosting a forensics tournament.

Topics and Scope
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I. Critiques
           A. Performance
           B. Language
II. Advanced Counter Plan Theory
           A. Plan inclusive
           B. Time delay
           C. Consult
           D. Plan-Plan
III. Advanced Topicality
           A. Counter interpretation
           B. Standards
                1. common usage
                2. literature
                3. political context
                4. grammar
                5. expertise
           C. Violations
           D. Reasons to prefer
                1. predictability
                2. ground loss
                3. prep time skew
           E. Voting Rationale
                1. fairness
                2. education
                3. relevance
                4. jurisdiction
IV.Fiat
          A. Affirmative
          B. Negative
          C. Multiple actors
          D. International
 V.Tournament Hosting Basics
         A. Tournament announcement
         B. Room reservations
         C. Hotel reservations
         D. Judge invitations
         E. Tab Room staff
         F. Trophies
         G. Budget
VI.Tabulation Stations
        A. Debate
        B. Individual events
        C. Judges
        D. Ballots
        E. Sweepstakes
VII.Tabulation Programs
VIII.Tournament Participation
         A. Two to four tournaments
         B. Three to four events per tournament

Assignments:
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1. Prepare a series of language and performance-based critiques for and against assigned resolutions.
2. Assist novice and junior students prepare events for competition.
3. 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.
4. Research, organize and write a speech on a significant contemporary issue.
5. Research and organize a literary program.
6. 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.
5. Assist in the judging and/or directing and/or tabulating and/or hosting of a local high school or college forensics tournament.

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 critiques, research, and tounament administration and coaching
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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