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4/24/2014 4:10:29 AMENGL 13 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 13Title:  RECUR MYTHIC THEMES  
Full Title:  Recurrent Mythic Themes in Literature
Last Reviewed:6/28/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled0 Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Recurrent mythic archetypes and themes in literature. Readings not confined to a single genre or historical period.

Prerequisites:
Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent.

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:
General awareness of literature.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Recurrent mythic archetypes & themes in literature; not confined to a single genre or historical period.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent.
Recommended:General awareness of literature.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
CAN:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
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The students will:
1.  Read and analyze a variety of literary works and genres, including
   films.
2.  Develop an understanding of various definitions or frameworks for
   understanding myths.
3.  Identify the central themes of the particular semester's course,
   and develop an awareness of them in the works read.
4.  Demonstrate a critical understanding of myth as metaphor.

Topics and Scope
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This course operates with a broad definition of "myth": "any real or
fictional story, recurring theme or character type that appeals to
the consciousness of a people by embodying its cultural ideals or by
giving expression to deep, commonly felt emotions." In a given semester
the focus of the course may range from traditional myths (from Greeks,
Roman, Norse or other traditions) to contemporary myths (i.e. the
American cowboy, the lore of baseball). The course may also focus on
relationships between literary genres, including film, which give rise
to a critical understanding of myth-making, or literary conventions.

Assignments:
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Reading:
1.  Assigned readings from text, plus secondary supplementary handouts.
2.  Some assigned reading of secondary texts.
3.  Self directed research projects.
Writing Might Include:
1.  Critical essays covering units of study, themes, or individual
   works.
2.  Research projects (i.e. annotated bibliography, classroom
   presentation on author or theme, survey of criticism.
3.  Final essay exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
65 - 80%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 35%
ORAL PRESENTATION, PARTICIPATION IN CLASS DISCUSSION

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC Bookstore.
These titles are representative only, and may not be the same ones used in your class.
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Representative Textbooks:
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THE ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE by Plato.
THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS by Camus.
THE ORESTEIA by Aeschylus.
ARIADNE by Brindel.
CASSANDRA by Wolf.
THE NATURAL by Malamud.
NORTH by Heaney.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Marquez.

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