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10/31/2014 2:40:41 AMENGL 2 Course Outline as of Summer 2010

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 2Title:  INTRO TO THE NOVEL  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Novel
Last Reviewed:12/7/2009

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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Through reading and discussion of outstanding novels students will analyze the elements of the novel form: narration, point of view, structure, plot, character, theme, style, diction, and metaphorical language.

Prerequisites:
Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8)

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Through reading and discussion of outstanding novels students will analyze the elements of the novel form: narration, point of view, structure, plot, character, theme, style, diction, and metaphorical language.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
CAN:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1. Describe principles of literary analysis to the study of the novel.
2. Apply principles of literary analysis to novels.
3. Write critical analysis and response papers about novels.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Read, analyze, and interpret novels that represent the history, diversity, and evolution of the novel as a literary and cultural form.
2. Identify and apply several methods for reading and interpreting novels.
3. Distinguish the literary and cultural inheritance drawn from the works studied and from the novel as a genre.
4. Recognize and critique the elements that allow for interpretation and evaluation of any novel.
5. Interpret the connection between an individual novel and the particular time and place from which it arises.
6. Effectively use secondary and critical material in the study of literary texts.

Topics and Scope
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I. Precursors to the Novel
  A. The Oral Tradition
  B. Narrative and Epic poetry
  C. Short fiction
 
II. The Early Novel
 
III. The Rise of the Novel
  A. The Eighteenth Century
  B. The Early Nineteenth Century
 
IV. The Victorian Novel and the Flowering of the Novel as Genre
  A. The Rise of the Middle Class and the Novel as a Cultural Medium
  B. Changing Mores and Manners
 
V. The Modern Novel
   A. The Novel in the Age of Film
  B. The Novel in the Age of Technology
  C. The Novel in World Culture
  D. The Novel as a Means for Social/Political Change
 
VI. The Elements of Fiction
  A. Plot vs. Story
     1. Exposition
     2. Description
     3. Narration
     4. Action
     5. Conflict
  B. Characters
     1. Round or Dynamic
     2. Flat or Static
     3. Protagonist vs. Antagonist
  C. Point of View
     1. First Person
     2. Third Person Omnipotent
     3. Third Person Limited
     4. Experimental Second Person
  D. Style
     1. Realism, Psychological Realism, Magical Realism
     2. Other uses of the novel as form
  E. Diction
  F. Symbolism
  G. Theme
 
VII. Schools of Criticism
  A. Reader-response criticism
  B. Marxist criticism
  C. Feminist criticism
  D. New historicist criticism
  E. Psychoanalytical criticism
 
VIII. Literary Research
  A. Secondary Sources
  B. MLA Documentation

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1.  Detailed summaries;
2.  Reading response journal;
3.  One to two (1 to 2) short critical response papers (500-1,000 words);
4.  One (1) paper including extensive library research with complete and correct MLA documentation (1500 to 2000 words);
5.  Two to four (2 to 4) short library research assignments;
6.  One to two (1 to 2) personal response papers in reaction to readings, videos, lectures, novels, and literary criticism;
7.  One (1) group or individual presentations about particular works, authors, schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles;
8.  Readings of varying lengths, including novels and literary criticism (50 to 100 pages per week);
9.  Viewing videos outside the classroom setting;
10. Essay examination;
11. Objective examination and quizzes;
12. Participation in class discussions.

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
60 - 80%
Summaries; Reading Journals; Analysis/Response Essays; Research/Analysis Essay; Research Exercises
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
5 - 15%
Identification; essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Participation in class discussion; individual or group presentation

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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McKeon, Michael. The Theory of the Novel. Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins, 2000.
Moretti, Franco. The Novel: History, Geography, Culture, Vol. 1. New York: Princeton, 2007.
Moretti, Franco. The Novel:Forms and Themes, Vol. 2. New York: Princeton, 2007.
 
Austen, Jane. Emma. Boston: Bedford/St.Martin's, 2002. (Classic)
Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre, New YorK: W. W. Norton, 2000. (Classic)
Coetzee, J.M. Waiting for the Barbarians. New York: Penguin, 1999.(Classic)
Crane, Stephen. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. New York: Penguin, 2000. (Classic)
Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary. New York: Dover, 1996. (Classic)
James, Henry. The Portrait of a Lady. New York: Oxford, 1998. (Classic)
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. New York: Harvest, 1990. (Classic)
 
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