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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Theatre - THEA 241

Oral Interpretation of Literature

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to give students an understanding of Oral Interpretation of Literature. Students will have practical experience in interpretive readings in various types of literature and will also explore theory and techniques of interpretive reading of literature. The class emphasizes the performance of literature through the use of the voice and body.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Perform literature passage in front of an audience.
  • Distinguish between types of literature.
  • Apply interpretation theory.
  • Critique oral presentations of literature.
  • Portray(s) the voice to dramatize and perform various types of literature in front of an audience.
  • Portray(s) the body to dramatize and perform various types of literature in front of an audience.
  • Distinguish between interpretation and acting.
  • Evaluate the performance of an actor as it relates to oral interpretations of literature.
  • Explain the role of interpretation in theatre.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; THEATRE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 241142235Oral Interpret LitRMT3Beer P14/20/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:46 AM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; THEATRE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 241112210Oral Interpret LitRMT3Beer P20/20/0Open$12.00T  01:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday