Speech

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

118 SPEECH     0.5 credit

This is a one semester course. Students will earn ½ credit upon successful completion. In this course the student’s public speaking experience is developed as a basic skill in the oral communication process. The student will gain poise, confidence, effective verbal and nonverbal delivery skills, organizational techniques and structure. Students will perform various forms of persuasive and informative speeches. Each freshman is required to take this one semester course.

 

119 DEBATE     0.5 credit

This is a one semester course designed for all grade levels regardless of experience with debate. Students will be introduced to the basic theory of public forum debate and are provided with an open forum for these skills to be tested. Students will focus on the basic skills of the debate process, identifying and analyzing issues, organizing ideas for effective written and oral persuasive communication, and gathering and evaluating information. This course will debate on current social issues across the country. Students must be able and willing to spend time outside of the classroom doing research and studying for this course. Participation in debate as a co-curricular activity is strongly encouraged but not required for this course.

 

219 ADVANCED DEBATE     0.5 credit

Prerequisites: Debate 119

In this course, the student will develop further enrichment and refinement of the debate process. The student will learn to focus on advancing his skills in the debate process, and identifying and analyzing current social issues. Peer mentoring of novice debaters during class time allows for further growth in the communication process and the sharingof knowledge and ideas. Students are also required to spend a considerable amount of time outside of the classroom doing pertinent research. This course may be repeated multiple times.

 

120 FORENSICS     0.5 credit

This is a one semester course designed for all grade levels regardless of experience with forensics. Students will explore all areas of Public Address including: extemporaneous, impromptu, informative, sales, broadcasting, oratory, persuasive speaking. They will also explore all areas of oral interpretation of literature through performance. Students may choose, analyze, edit and perform literature from all genres including prose, poetry, drama, dramatic duo, storytelling, and multiple interpretation. Students must be able and willing to spend time outside of the classroom doing research and studying for this course. Participation in forensics as a co-curricular activity is strongly encouraged but not required for this course.

 

220 ADVANCED FORENSICS     0.5 credit

Prerequisites: Forensics 120

This course is the same as all that is outlined under Introduction to Forensics but allows the student to further enrich his advanced communication skills and performance. Outside adjudication through competitive interscholastic forensics events is strongly encouraged. Furthermore, students taking this course will assist novice students in the speech preparation process. This course may be repeated multiple times.

 

 

SPEECH DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY

Adam Walentowicz
BS (Eastern Michigan)
(248) 833-2282
walentowicz@brrice.edu