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11/23/2014 4:44:48 PMENGL 32 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 32Title:  ASIAN AMERICAN LIT.  
Full Title:  Asian American Literature
Last Reviewed:2/12/2001

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: 
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Catalog Description:
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Using a historical and thematic approach, the course provides an intensive study of exemplary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama written by and about Asian Americans predominantly of the twentieth century.

Prerequisites:
Course Completion of ENGL 1A

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An intensive study of exemplary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama written by and about Asian Americans of the twentieth century.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ENGL 1A
Recommended:
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:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1998Fall 2010
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1998Fall 2010
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
CAN:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify themes and concerns of the writers studied,
2. Recognize common characteristics of the body of literature,
3. Articulate the political, social, and cultural issues present in the
literature.
4. Interpret and analyze the effects of the literary techniques used in
the works,
5. Identify the diversity of experience embodied in the literature,
6. Compose coherent written analyses of chosen works,
7. Evaluate the merit, effectiveness, and significance of each work.
8. Identify major theoretical issues underlying the literature which are
relevant to understanding race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the U.S.
9. Examine the issues of class, sexual orientation, age, religions,
disability, and/or Deaf culture particular to the Asian American
experience and in comparison to other American Cultural groups.

Topics and Scope
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Through close readings and discussions of major twentieth century
literature by Asian Americans, this course will cover:
üThe unique characteristics, both literary and thematic, in individual
works,
üThe historical background of the Asian American experience (from
immigrant to fifth generation) relevant to each work,
üCritical theory relating to Asian American literature,
üCommon characteristics, themes, concerns, and issues treated in Asian
American literature.
üComparisons with other American cultural/ethnic groups.

Assignments:
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Students will be assigned up to 50 pages of reading per class session and
will prepare for quizzes and exams by means of class discussion, group
work, research projects, and visits to museums, cultural sites or events,
and literary lectures or readings. Students will be asked to ole play and
participate in other class demonstrations. Students will be required to do
close literary analysis of selected works.

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 - 70%
Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers, essays, research papers, annotated bibliography
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Class performances, role plays, class demonstrations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 30%
Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 25%
Oral 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.
Check availability and pricing.


Representative Textbooks:
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ALL I ASKING FOR IS MY BODY, Milton Murayami, U of Hawaii Press, 1988.
AMERICAN IS IN THE HEART, Carlos Bulosan, U of Washington Press, 1994.
BONE, Faye Nyenne Ng, Harper Perrenial, 1994.
DOGEATERS, Jessica Hagedorn, Penguin 1990.
MAKING WAVES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WRITINGS BY AND ABOUT ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN,
Asian Women United of California, Beacon press, 1989.
NO-NO BOY, John Okada, U of Washington press, 1980.
THE POLITICS OF LIFE, Velina Hasu Houston, ed., Temple U Press,
THE WOMAN WARRIOR, Maxine Hong Kingston, Random, 1989.
READING THE LITERATURES OF ASIAN AMERICAN, Lim and Ling, eds., Temple U
Press, 1992.
STRANGERS FROM A DIFFERENT SHORE, Ron Takaki, Little, Brown, 1989.
KITCHEN GOD'S WIFE, Amy Tan, Putnam, 1991.
AIIIEEEEE! AN ANTHOLOGY OF ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS, Frank Chin, et al.,
eds., Howard U Press, 1983.
THE OPEN BOAT, Garrett Hongo, ed., Anchor Books, 1993.
SEVENTEEN SYLLABLES and OTHER STORIES, Hisaye Yamamoto, Kitchen Table
Press, 1989.
HOME TO STAY: AA WOMEN'S FICTION, Sylvia Watanabe and Carol Bruchac,
eds., Greenfield Review Press, 1990.
EAT A BOWL OF TEA, Louis Chin, U of Washington Press, 1979.
SCENT OF APPLES, Bienvenido Santos, U of Washington Press, 1979.
CLAY WALLS, Ronyuong Kim, Permanent Press, 1986.
JASMINE, Bharati Mukherjee, Grove Weidenfield, 1989.
YEARS OF INFAMY, Michi Weglyn, Morrow & Co., Inc., 1976.
FRAMELESS WINDOWS, SQUARES OF LIGHT, Cathy Song, Norton, 1988.

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