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Speech and Performance (8148.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Journalism & Creative Writing

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    Syllabus

    As a foundation unit, Speech and Performance will provide students with key skills in speaking in public and private contexts, in listening, in performing effectively in professional contexts, and developing knowledge about the preliminaries for both speaking and performing. The unit will explore questions of the body, context, identity, and language in practice, normativity and risk. Students will be exposed to ideas of speech act theory, accent, dialogue, to genres of speech and performance. This unit will equip students with professional skills, principally, and provide them with solid theoretical and philosophical bases for subsequent practice.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. demonstrated ability to articulate ideas, argument and content effectively and confidently in public and private contexts; understanding key frameworks for speaking and acting, and for performing in contemporary professional and personal contexts;
    2. skills in thinking, analysing and evaluating speech and performance, including self-reflective practice; a critical capacity to interrogate the relationship between identity, the body, orality and language for specific contexts.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    None


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