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11/27/2014 4:02:04 PMENGL 48 Course Outline as of Spring 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 48Title:  SPECIAL TOPICS  
Full Title:  Special Topics in English
Last Reviewed:5/13/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum.50Lab 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:  04 - Different Topics
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Catalog Description:
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Intensive study of a topic in English of current interest, selected by the English Department and presented by an instructor specializing in that area. The purpose is to stimulate serious thought by an in-depth analysis of a subject through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film and other media.

Prerequisites:
Completion of ENGL 100B or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of ENGL 100 OR Course Completion of ESL 100

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:
Varies, will be defined for individual topics.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intensive study of a topic in English. Designed to stimulate serious thought by an in-depth analysis of a subject through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film & other media.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of ENGL 100B or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of ENGL 100 OR Course Completion of ESL 100
Recommended:Varies, will be defined for individual topics.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics

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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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Examine special topics through lecture, seminar, research, film and
  other media.
2. Read and analyze works of literature and film in relation to special
  topic.
3. Evaluate concepts in relation to topic, especially in critical
  analysis papers of 500 to 2,500 words.
4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through written and oral
  analysis.
4. Collaborate effectively in groups to create a group project or
presentation.

Topics and Scope
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Will vary with each offering depending on theme and topic selected.

Assignments:
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Will vary with each offering but would always include:
1. Research,
2. Writing papers, including:
  a. Reading-response journals
  b. Detailed summaries
  c. Short Critical Response papers of 500-1,000 words each,
  d. Term papers including extensive library research with complete and
     correct MLA documentation
3. Group or individual presentations about particular works, authors,
  schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles.
4. Readings, of varying lengths, of literary works and literary criticism.
5. Essay and objective examinations
6. Quizzes
7. Participation in class discussions.
Assignments may include:
1. Field trips to plays, poetry readings, music or dance performances,
  or lectures.
2. Viewing videos outside classroom setting.

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 - 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
10 - 20%
Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND CLASS DISCUSSIONS

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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Primary texts will vary with each offering. This course may also include
the study of media other than texts such as computer software, film,
video or art.

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