Oral Interpretation
3 Credit Hours

Oral Interpretation is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to improve confidence in public speaking as well as those going into fields which require performance presentations-broadcasting, teaching, acting, advertising, coaching, public relations, etc. Oral Interpretation provides experience in the vocal performance of children's literature, poetry, prose, and drama-for the purpose of making such forms come alive for a listening audience. The class begins with attention on vocal techniques and daily group exercises in preparation for solo work later in the semester. Oral Interpretation also includes a literary analysis component which ties authors' intentions to the choices performers make in presenting the material.