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Fall 2021

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SPE102 - Voice and Articulation

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops student's ability to present performance material with confidence to a wide variety of audiences and audience sizes. Enables public speakers to improve voice artistically through application of the General American dialect, and to deliver performances while employing proper vocal and interpretative techniques. Covers both the process of creating voice (control of pitch, loudness, quality, rate, breathing, phonation, articulation, resonation, etc.), and the ability to assess and critique oral performances.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate mastery of diaphragmatic breathing and breath control with emphasis
on relieving tension and creating a state of relaxation.
2. Describe the process of speech (breathing, phonation, resonation, and articulation).
3. Identify and describe various aspects of vocal expression (rate, pitch, volume, stress,
and resonance).
4. Distinguish between the General American dialect and regionalisms.
5. Produce a General American dialect when reading or performing a monologue or
6. Employ appropriate non-verbal movements to enhance vocal performance using a
monologue or poem.
7. Deliver a performance using General American dialect while employing interpretive
8. Evaluate and critique an oral performance (one's own, or another's) for proper use of
appropriate vocal or interpretive techniques.
9. Analyze and interpret literary texts in preparation for oral delivery or performance.

Effective Term: Fall 2021