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10/21/2014 4:59:33 PMENGL 1B Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 1BTitle:  LITERATURE & COMPOSITION  
Full Title:  Literature and Composition
Last Reviewed:1/28/2013

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 Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about works of fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and literary criticism. This course promotes the appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature.

Prerequisites:
Completion of Engl 1A with a grade of 'C' or better.

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about works of fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and literary criticism. This course promotes appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of Engl 1A with a grade of '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
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1995
 
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. Demonstrate reading skills that allow one to comprehend, analyze, and interpret
works of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry and drama.
2. Write a well developed, logically organized and thesis-driven interpretive essay using
one or more critical approaches to literature.
3. Identify and distinguish among and between the elements of summary, response,
analysis, and interpretation.
4. Define common literary terms and apply them to the analysis of specific texts.
5. Demonstrate an appreciation of literary works whose aesthetic treatment of enduring
human questions.

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In order to achieve the Student Learning Outcomes for the course, students will:
 
READING
1. Read and analyze selected works from the major literary genres:
fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and drama.
2. Identify and analyze those elements that help define each genre.
3. Define common literary terms and apply them to the analysis of specific texts.
4. Examine a variety of critical approaches toward interpreting texts and apply those
critical approaches to interpreting works of literature.
 
WRITING
1. Apply the elements of effective writing (e.g., a clear thesis, sound organization, and
sufficient development) to the writing of expository and argumentative essays on literature
and/or literary topics.
2. Integrate literary criticism into an essay to support an interpretation.
3. Apply various critical approaches in developing written responses to texts.
4. Apply MLA style to manuscript form and citations.
5.  Write literary analysis essays, revealing their ability to effectively interpret literature, integrate
secondary sources and  criticism, and apply the MLA format for citations and works cited.

Topics and Scope
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I. Writing about Literature
II. Literary Terminology
              A. Common definitions
              B. Applying literary terminology in analyzing texts.
III. Poetry
      A. Word choice, word order and tone
      B. Images, figures of speech, symbols
      C. Rhythm and rhyme
      D. Poetic forms
      E. Themes
IV. Fiction
      A. Plot
      B. Character
      C. Setting
      D. Theme
      E. Point of View
      F. Style and Tone
      G. Diction
      H. Symbolism
      I. The Short Story Form
      J. The Novel Form
               K.The Novella            
V. Drama
      A.Sub-genres of Drama
                             1. Tragedy
                             2. Comedy
                             3. Tragicomedy
                             4. Dark Comedy
                             5. Melodramas
                             6. Farce
                             7. Documentary
                             8. Musical
               B. The Components of a Play
               C. The Order of the Play
               D. The History of Drama
                            1. Early Drama--Greeks and Romans
                            2. Medieval Drama
                            3. Shakespeare and Eliabethan and Jacobean
                            4. Contemporary Drama
      E. Staging Plays
      E. Plays on Film
VI. Criticism & Critical Approaches to Literature
      A.Biographical
      B. Deconstruction
      C. Economic (Marxist)
      D. Formalist
      E. Gender
            1. Feminist
            2. Masculinist
            3. Queer Theory
      F. Historical
      G. New Criticism
      H. Psychological
            1. Freudian
            2. Jungian
            3. Mythological
      I. Reader Response
      J. Sociological/Cultural
VII. Creative Non-fiction
               A. Journalistic non-fiction
               B. Creative non-fiction
               C. Elements of style in creative non-fiction
               D. The literary essay

Assignments:
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1. Detailed summaries and/or reading response journals using correct literary terminology
2. 6,000 to 8,000 words of reasoned critical prose
3. Essay including library research with complete, correct MLA documentation
4. Library research assignments or annotated bibliography
5. Optional personal response in reaction readings, videos, lectures, plays, and
performances
6. Groups or individual presentations about particular works, authors, schools of
criticism, time periods, or literary styles, (oral, video, online, etc.)
7. Readings of varying lengths, including poetry, short stories, plays, novels, creative
non-fiction, and literary criticism          
8. Optional viewing of videos outside the classroom setting
9. Essay examinations and/or objective examinations and quizzes
10. Optional field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music, and/or dance performances
11. Participation in face-to-face class discussions or in online discussion

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
80 - 90%
Essays; research essay; summaries; responses; reading journals; annotated bibliography
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
Research assignments
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%
Objective quizzes; essay examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance; class participation in discussions; 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.
Check availability and pricing.


Representative Textbooks:
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The Bedford Compact Anthology of Literature, 9th ed. Michael Meyer,
    Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2012.
The Norton Introduction to Literature, 11th ed. Allison Booth, et al.,
    W. W. Norton, 2013.
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. Kennedy & Gioa, eds.    
      Longman, 2009.
Portable Literature. Kirszner and Mandell. Wadsworth, 2012.
The MLA Handbook, 7th ed. Joseph Gibaldi, MLA, 2009.
Any of the novels or plays in the series Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism. Ross C. Murfin, series ed., Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Any of the novels, plays, or poetry in the series Norton Critical Editions.

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