Section 4299 - 12:00p-1:15a MW 3 cr. hrs.
Section 4300 - 1:00p-2:15p MW 3 cr. hrs.
Fulfills AHLA Requirements
If a class is closed, interested students should add themselves to the electronic waitlist, attend the class, and emphasize to the instructor their interest in the class. Electronically waitlisted students who make the effort to attend and contact the instructor will be given priority for admittance into the course.
This class is based on the idea that literature is an expression of profound human experience, and that the best way to share personally meaningful literature is to read it aloud to another person. The subject of this course is the analysis and public sharing of selections of poetry, prose, and drama of the students' own choosing. Consequently, the course requires substantial time outside of class devoted to reading collections of prose, drama, and poetry in the search for important, interesting, and artistically satisfying selections for interpretation. Oral Interpretation is not an acting class, though it is a performance class. It is not a course on public speaking, though students will work to develop their speaking skills. It is not a literature class, though considerable time will be spent discussing form, style, and genre.