COM2010 Voice & Diction

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Kay Coryn

Course Description:

Following up on the foundations and techniques of oral delivery introduced in the Oral Communication course, the Voice and Diction, course focuses on the technical quality of delivery, covering voice development, ennunciation, vocal variety and expressiveness.The focus will center on various aspects of using the voice effectively, including volume, pitch, pace, projection, phrasing, inflection, and resonance. This will also include a review of the variations in phonetics, inflection and articulation among global speakers of the English language, globally.

How This Course Benefits Students:

In the Oral Communication course students learned to develop and format content and create an outline for a speech. Voice and Diction focuses on delivery and makng a human connect with members of an audience. This course teaches the intracasies of oration, transforming scripted content using voice delivery, applicable to public speaking, theatrical performance and acting.

Why This Course Is Important:

Voice and diction are primary vehicles of interaction and influence. It is important to do it well. It shows authority and credibility of the speaker and his or her confidence in the validity of the message a speaker delivers.