SRJC Course Outlines

5/5/2021 11:44:42 PMCOMM 52A Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 52ATitle:  FORENSICS 1  
Full Title:  Forensics 1 (SRJC Speech Team)
Last Reviewed:4/12/2021

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:  SPCH 52A

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

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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 division forensics tournament.
3. If competing in a platform event, research, outline, write and deliver a speech appropriate for a novice 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 novice 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 division forensics tournament.

Topics and Scope
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I.        History of Forensics
II.       Major Forensics Organizations
III.      Forensics Events
           A. Debate
          B. Platform speeches
          C. Limited preparation speeches
          D. Oral interpretation of literature
IV.      Five Canons of Rhetoric
V.       Aristotle's Artistic Proofs
VI.      Framework of a Debate
         A. Presumption
         B. Burden of proof
         C. Standard of proof
         D. Burden of refutation
VII.    Stock Issues of Affirmative Case Construction
         A. Motive
         B. Blame
         C. Cure
         D. Cost
VIII.    Basic Negative Strategies
         A. Defense of present system
         B. Minor repair
         C. Counter-plan
         D. Straight refutation
IX.      Toulmin Model of Argumentation
X.       Speaker Order and Responsibilities
XI.      Basic Speech Outline
         A. Introduction
         B. Body
         C. Conclusion
XII.    Dramatistic Analysis
XIII.   Characterization and Visualization Techniques
XIV.   Tournament Logistics
XV.    Tournament Participation

Assignments:
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Assignments may include (depending on events):
 
1. Prepare a series of generic briefs for and against assigned resolutions.
2. Research, organize and write a literary presentation.
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, debates, speeches, literary recitations, oral 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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Intercollegiate Forensics.  Winebrenner, T.C. ed.  Kendall/Hunt: 1994  Classic text
 
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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