Section 4119- 1:00-2:15p TR 3 cr. hrs.
Section 4120 - 2:30p-3:45p TR 3 cr. hrs.
Fulfills AHLA Requirements
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.