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8/1/2014 7:25:22 PMENGL 33 Course Outline as of Summer 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 33Title:  CHICANO/A ARTS AND LIT.  
Full Title:  Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature
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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An introduction to contemporary and traditional literature, drama, cinema, art, & music created by Chicanas/Chicanos. An examination of this group's literature & arts, addressing major theoretical & analytical issues relevant to understanding the dynamic interactions between gender, race, and ethnicity in the United States.

Prerequisites:
Completion of ENGL 1A or higher with a "C" or better.

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to contemporary and traditional literature, drama, cinema, art, & music created by Chicanas/Chicanos. An examination of this group's literature & arts, addressing major theoretical & analytical issues relevant to understanding the dynamic interactions between gender, race, and ethnicity in the United States.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of ENGL 1A or higher with a "C" or better.
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
G
Humanities
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesSpring 1991
 
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 in relation to Chicano Studies and Chicano Literature.
2. Apply principles of literary analysis to texts in Chicano Studies and Chicano Literature.
3. Write critical analysis and response papers about Chicano Studies and Chicano Literature.

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By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify the historical patterns which have influenced Chicano/Chicana literary and artistic
2.  Identify the traditions of Chicano/Chicana literary and artistic works within generations in both the New and the
   Old Worlds.
3. Identify the stereotypical and archetypal use of Chicanos/Chicanas  in literature, drama, cinema, art, and music.
4. Survey the discipline of Chicano Studies and apply the principles therein to the study of literature and arts.
5.  Analyze historical, sociological, and psychological trends which have influenced the role of Chicano/Chicana writers, filmmakers, artists, and musicians.
6.  Identify the central themes within the emerging tradition of Chicano/Chicana writers, filmmakers, artists, and musicians.
7.  Identify the role of race, gender, and class on literary and artistic production, on publication and display, and on public acceptance.
8. Examine Chicano/Chicana literature and arts, addressing major theoretical and analytical issues relevant to understanding the dynamic interactions among gender, race and ethnicity in the United States.

Topics and Scope
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I.  What is Literature and What is Art?
     A. Methods of cultural and individual expression
     B. Forms of Expression peculiar to the Chicana/Chicano experience
        1. La poesia
        2. El cuento (short story)
        3. La novella
        4. El teatro
        5. La pelicula (film)
        6. Saber popular (folklore), et al
II.  What is the function of Literature and of Art?
     A. Literary and artistic function according to the traditional Western Civilization approach, e.g., classical aesthetics,Romantic, Renaissance, Modern
     B. Literature and art as a tool for the national instruction of the masses
          1. The Marxist-Maoist approach, as a tool for the creation of a political consciousness
          2. Cultural comparisons will include non-Chicano Latinos/Latinas, European Americans, and Indigenous Peoples found in the Spanish-speaking communities of the Western and Southwestern United States
     C. The function of literature within the artistic setting
     D. Literature and art as more than just cultural artifacts
     E. The evolution of a culture, of a literature, and of art
III. What is Chicana/Chicano Literature and Art?
     A. A political/cultural/historical/aesthetic phenomenon
     B. Popular prose
     C. The voice of the people: poetry
     D. Towards a dialectic of truth
     E. Short story and novel
        1. The historical novel
        2. The mythic/folkloric novel
        3. The creation of a new literary novel-like genre
        4. The affirmation of the Chicana/Chicano "Me"
IV. How do we judge Art and Literature?
     A. Techniques and methodologies of criticism
     B. Literary and artistic critical paradigms
     C. The truth of the New World
      D. The realities of cultural conflicts
V.  What do we think and feel about Chicano Art and Literature?
     A. Personal reactions to the literature and to the art
     B. Continuing the tradition
     C. A creation of a piece of Chicana/Chicano literature and/or art

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Detailed summaries
2. Reading response Journals
3. Short critical response papers (500 to 1,000 words)
4. Term papers including extensive library research with complete and correct MLA documentation
5. Short library research assignments
6. Personal response papers in reaction to readings, videos, lectures, plays, and performances
7. Group or Individual presentations about particular works, authors, schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles
8. Reading of varying lengths, including poetry, short stories, plays, novels, and literary criticism
9. Viewing videos outside the classroom setting
10. Essay examinations
11. Objective examinations and quizzes
12. Field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music, or dance performances
13. 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
50 - 75%
Written homework, Reading reports, 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
10 - 25%
Completion, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Oral Presentation; participationi n 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.
Check availability and pricing.


Representative Textbooks:
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Alarcon, Francisco X. No Golden Gate for Us, Santa Fe, Pennywhistle
   Press, 1993. (Classic)
Alarcon, Francisco, X. Snake Poems, San Francisco,
   Chronicle Books, 1992. (Classic)
Anaya, Rudolfo, Bless Me, Ultima. New York, Time Warner, 1999. (Classic)
Anzaldua, Gloria. Borderlands, La Frontera, 3rd ed. San Francisco, Aunt
   Lute Foundation Press, 2007.
Cisneros, Sandra. Woman Hollering Creek, New York, Random House, 1992. (Classic)
Galarza, Ernesto. Barrio Boy, Notre Dame U. Press, 1971.(Classic)
Gonzalez, Ray, ed. Mirrors Beneath the Earth, Willamantic, CT, Curbstone
   Press, 1992. (Classic)
Moraga, Cherrie and Gloria Anzaldua, eds. The Bridge Called My Back,
   2d ed., New York, Kitchen Table, Women of Color Press, 2002. (Classic)
Valdez, Luis. Zoot Suit and Other Plays. Houston, Arte Publico Press,
   1992.  (Classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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