SPCH 2333 - Forensics
This course is open to all students. Participation includes preparation, practice and class performances. Students will perform various individual events including oral interpretation events (dramatic and humorous interpretation, interpretation of prose or poetry, and duo interpretation) and platform speaking events: (persuasive and informative speaking, impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, after dinner speaking, and communication analysis.) The student will continue with the TCC Forensics Team and travel to regional competitions throughout the year. This course is available for credit to both majors and non-majors.
Course Prerequisite: None
Next Courses in Sequence
SPE 2343 - Forensics Performance Competition
SPE 2351 - Forensics Competition Practicum
"A Practical Handbook for the Actor," 1st edition by Bruder, Cohn, Olnek, Pollack, Previto, Zigler
SPCH 2333 - Forensics
The class focuses on forensic techniques including facial and vocal expression, characterization and script analysis. Participation includes preparation, practice and class performance. Students will perform various individual events including oral interpretation events (dramatic and humorous interpretation, interpretation of prose and poetry, and duo interpretation) and platform speaking events (persuasive and informative speaking, impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, after dinner speaking, communication analysis and debate). This is available for credit to both majors and non-majors. SPCH 2333 may not be taken in lieu of SPCH 1113.
The student will be able to:
A. Choose a selection fitting your abilities.
B. Prepare introductions that are informative and creative.
C. Explore the use of voice by varying volume, pitch, and rate to express character and mood.
D. Recognize the effects of facial, body and vocal expression (coloration) on characterization.
E. Develop character distinctions through voice, stance and focal points.
F. Develop strong characterizations through textual and/or subtextual analysis.
G. Introduce personal business and action into the scene in addition to what the script suggests.
H. Prepare, practice and perform various events such as: dramatic interpretation (DI), Duo-interpretation (duo), Prose (PR), Poetry (PO), Reader’s Theatre, Extemporaneous Speaking (Exempt), After-dinner Speaking and Informative Speaking (OO).
All class members are responsible for meeting the following expectations:
1. Prepare at least two events (DI, OO, Duo, Exempt, PR or PO).
2. Prepare an introduction for each event performed.
3. Perform competitive events for instructor evaluation and critique.
4. Compete in at least three competitions per semester.
5. Provide typed copies of all manuscripts.
6. Assist other classmates with critiques (oral and written).
7. Keep an activity log.
|SPCH 2333 Forensics||Tentative Schedule|
|Week 1||Course overview and choose a script or scripts|
|Week 2||Chapter 1, acting activity|
|Week 3||Entries due, chapters 1 - 2, acting activity|
Monday is call in day for tournament entries.
Drop day is usually Tuesday at 3 p.m. (without a drop charge).
|Week 4||Chapters 2 - 3, acting activity|
|Cameron University Tournament|
|Week 5||Entries due on Feb. 15, chapters 3 - 4, acting activity|
|Week 6||Chapters 4 - 5, acting activity|
|University of Oklahoma (State Tournament)|
|Week 7||Entries due on March 1, chapters 5 - 6, acting activity, NFL Tourney|
|Week 8||Chapters 6 - 7, acting activity|
|Neosho County Community College|
|Week 9||Chapters 7 - 8, acting activity|
|Garden City Community College|
|Week 10||Chapters 8 - 9, acting activity|
|Week 11||Chapters 9 - 10, acting activity|
|Week 12||Chapters 10 - 11, acting activity|
|Pi Kappa Delta Nationals|
|Week 13||Chapters 11 - 12, acting activity|
|Week 14||Chapter 12, acting activity|
|Week 15||Turn in activity logs, make-up acting activity|
|Finals Week||Comprehensive Final Exam|