COMM230 Oral Interpretation (formerly COMG230)
The Arts Department: 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
- 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 GoalsStudents 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.
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 GoalsStudents satisfy the Course Learning Goals via tests, written class exercises, papers, critical listening assignments, class participation and individual oral presentations.
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; New Core 8/2015