Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SPE                                     Course Number: 209                                    
Course Title: Voice & Diction for the Professional
Subject: Speech
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course is designed to assist students in identifying and improving pronunciation, articulation and vocal production challenges. Special emphasis will be placed on developing skill in efficient and effective communication via relaxation, breathing, energy, articulation and resonance during vocal production. Focus will be directed to tension free production of the sounds and stress patterns of American English. Performance texts will be explored for logical character driven emotional communication in the development of character for the stage.

Prerequisite: ENG 101, SPE 113; sophomore standing or above or permission of the instructor
Start Date:    11/30/2010                         End Date:    07/10/2013