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SYLLABUS FOR COMMUNICATION 104-SPRING 2011 VOICE AND DICTION (Does not contain daily schedule) Class and Contact Information • Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:30-11:45AM-CA323A • Section 25311: January 11 – May 3 • Cyber classroom: <oncourse.iu.edu> Section 25311 • Instructor: Jennifer Cochrane • Campus Phone: Cochrane: 274-2799; Office Fax: 317-278-1025 • Instructor Cell: 317-696- 0785 • Office: Cochrane: CA307-J. • Mailbox: CA309 • Secretary: CA309 • E-mail address: cochrane@iupui.edu • Office Hours: Tues-Thurs 1:30-2:30p and other times by appointment. Course Materials FONT AND SOFTWARE: • I can give you the IPA font files if you have a Mac. Let me know. • We have Phonetic Vowel software that allows you to hear the vowel by clicking on the symbol. Location of this software to be determined. (More details available later from instructor.) Oncourse CL is used to enhance this course. Go to <oncourse.iu.edu>, section 25311. BOOKS: • SPEAKING CLEARLY- Improving Voice and Diction by Hahner, Sokolof & Salisch. Mc Graw-Hill Publishers, 6th edition. Some come with CDs but I do not formally use them. • A PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN ENGLISH by Kenyon and Knott; Merriam-Webster, 1953 • A WORKBOOK OF PHONETIC VOWELS by Jennifer Cochrane. COURSE MATERIALS NEEDED: • Double-pocketed paper folder for submitting homework A U2 flash drive, 1 gig or larger A steno pad or book of blank paper for your Journal SCOPE OF THE COURSE
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This is a fundamentals course. The purpose of the course is to improve articulation, pronunciation, and vocal tone. The purpose is achieved by learning to make the sounds of American English more accurately. You will be able to do this only if you begin to hear each sound, individually. This is very difficult for a literate person because our English alphabet does not allow us to designate a separate symbol for each sound we hear. Therefore, the focus of the first half of the course will be to learn the International Phonetic Alphabet, which will allow us to symbolize all the sounds in American English. Once you can see and hear these sounds, you will be well on your way to articulating them more accurately. During the second half of the course, you will practice using your voice more effectively by performing orally and engaging in a project of your choice that uses your new skills or knowledge of vocal mechanics. SERVICE LEARNING OPTION The formal service learning option has been eliminated from the course because of changes within the community partner. Students may engage privately with other community units for purposes of the class project. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN During the articulation portion of the class, you will learn to improve your own speech by • Identifying phonemes and the symbols that represent them • Articulating the phoneme associated with the symbol • Writing the phonetic symbol • Hearing and identifying the phonemes in English words • Transcribing words from English to phonetics
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