SPCH 2341

Oral Interpretation

SPCH 2341

  • State Approval Code: 2310015712
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours per Week: 3
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 48

Catalog Description

Theories and Techniques in analyzing and interpreting literature. Preparation and presentation of various literary forms. Lecture hours = 3, Lab hours = 0

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Computer literacy

Perspectives in the Core Curriculum

  • Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he/she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.
  • Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.
  • Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness.
  • Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
  • Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
  • Use logical reasoning in problem solving.

Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives

Communication (composition, speech, modern language)

  • To understand and demonstrate writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and presentation.
  • To understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communications choices.
  • To understand and appropriately apply modes of expression, i.e. descriptive, expositive, narrative, scientific, and self-expressive, in written, visual, and oral communication.
  • To participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • To understand and apply basic principles of proficiency in the development of exposition and argument.
  • To develop the ability to research and write a documented paper and/or to give an oral presentation.

Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts

  • To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  • To respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist.
  • To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • To employ the appropriate methods, technologies, and data that social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • To examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods, social structures, and cultures.
  • To use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • To develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
  • To recognize and assume one's responsibility as a citizen in a democratic society by learning to think for oneself, by engaging in public discourse, and by obtaining information through the news 4 media and other appropriate information sources about politics and public policy.
  • To identify and understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.

Instructional Goals and Purposes

Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.

General Course Objectives

SPCH 2341 is a highly experiential course that introduces the skills of literary analysis for the purpose of oral interpretive performance. Of equal importance, the course will endeavor to balance written analytic skills with vocal development and practical performance techniques. Students will explore analysis and performance aspects of prose, poetry, and dramatic literature, as well as the skills of adapting and staging material for group performance.

Specific Course Objectives


  • To cultivate an appreciation of diverse literary forms and styles.
  • To develop an ability to analyze literary selections for the purpose of oral interpretive performance.
  • To develop personal vocal and physical techniques to successfully communicate a literary work to an audience.
  • To explore the skills of adapting literature for group performance, to collaborate within a group of interpreters and to perform literature as an ensemble.

Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery

Lecture, demonstration, supervised performance, compilation of a notebook, video taped performance, and exercises.

Assessment

Performance Tests Daily Participation
Written analyses, introductions and adaptations 30%
Oral interpretive performances (solo and group) 40%
Participation: exercises, demos and attendance 15%
Final performance, written analysis and peer critique 15%

Text, Required Readings, Materials, and Supplies

Roles In Interpretation, 3rd Edition AUTHOR: Yordon