COMM230 Oral Interpretation (formerly COMG230)
Department of The Arts: Communication Studies
- I. Course Number and Title
- COMM230 Oral Interpretation (formerly COMG230)
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course fulfills Information Literacy and Oral Presentation requirements of Category I and Creative Expression requirement of Category III: Essential Skills and Perspectives of the Core Curriculum at Bucks County Community College.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course engages the student in analyzing prose, poetry and drama, essays and documentaries, preparing the material for presentation, and performing oral readings to an audience. Students develop a critical appreciation of literature, enhanced skills in the use of voice and gesture, and skill in critiquing performances.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- Course Students will:
- recognize characteristics of good literature;
- perform literary selections with integrity;
- research and analyze four genres, poetry, drama, essays and documentaries, for performance;
- develop an ability to give and receive constructive criticism on performances; and
- develop use of voice, body, characterization in interpretive delivery of an oral presentation.
- Core (if applicable) Category I:
- perform a critical examination and assessment of their work, as well as the work of others. (1, 3)
- demonstrate an understanding of the language, formal qualities, structure, and interpretive methodologies relative to the medium. (3)
- determine the nature and extent of the information needed.
- determine the technologies and information formats appropriate for the information identified.
- access needed information effectively and efficiently.
- evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their knowledge base and value system.
- develop an understanding of many of the economic, legal and social issues surrounding the use of information and access and use information legally and ethically.
- make effective oral presentations, with the possibility of including content-specific supplementary material and/or media.
Creative ExpressionStudents will:
Information LiteracyStudents will:
Oral PresentationStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- analyzing and presenting prose, from four of these genres, poetry, drama, essays and documentaries
- maintain an individual course journal on assigned presentations
- delivery of oral critiques to a live audience
- critically analyze the oral presentations
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- Course Students satisfy the Course Learning Goals via tests, written class exercises, papers, critical listening assignments, class participation and individual oral presentations.
- Core (if applicable)
Students demonstrate Oral Presentation and Creative Expression through assigned individual readings in selected literary genres. Students choose individual specific pieces to analyze and present to a live audience.
Students demonstrate Information Literacy through a written assessment of selected literary genres that require research, ethics, evaluation, citation of sources and live performance.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course format.
Other learning materials:
- literature for young people
- presentations of professional solo/group performances
Supplemental learning materials:
- additional literary and critical texts as assigned
- attendance at stage performances in region
Review/Approval Date - 3/07; Course Goals/Objectives added 1/06; Revised 5/2011