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7/31/2014 4:39:52 PMENGL 1B Course Outline as of Spring 2009

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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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An introduction to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about works representative of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism.

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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Intro to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about works of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism.
(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. Apply one or more critical approaches to literature in literature in well-developed, logically organized and thesis-driven interpretive and analytical essays on widely recognized works of literature.
3. Identify and distinguish among the elements of a successful summary, response, analysis and interpretation.
4. Demonstrate an appreciation of literary works whose aesthetic treatment of enduring human questions distinguishes them from those whose focus and purpose are primarily commercial.

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READING:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Read and analyze selected works from the major literary genres:
  fiction, poetry and drama.
2. Identify and analyze those elements that help define each genre, such
  as meter in poetry.
3. Examine and interpret a variety of critical approaches toward
  interpreting texts.
4. Examine and apply historical, cultural, psychological, biographical and
  other contexts in interpreting works of literature.
WRITING:
Students will:
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 outside criticism and apply the MLA
   format for citations and works cited.

Topics and Scope
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NOTE: The following represent general criteria and typical content.
Poetry:
1. Word choice, word order and tone
2. Images, figures of speech, symbols
3. Rhythm and rhyme
4. Poetic forms
Fiction:
1. Plot, character, setting
2. Style, tone and irony
3. Narrative point of view
4. The rise of the novel
5. The novel and the middle class
6. Adapting novels to films
Drama:
1. Early Drama
2. Shakespeare
3. Contemporary Drama
4. Plays on stage
5. Film
Criticism:
1. Formalism and New Criticism
2. Critical theory
3. Historical approaches (literary history criticism, new historicist
  criticism, Marxist criticism, cultural criticism, non-Western criticism)
4. Gender strategies (feminist criticism, gay and lesbian criticism)
5. Other approaches (biographical, psychological, mythological, reader-
  response, deconstructionist)

Assignments:
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1. Detailed summaries and/or reading response journals.
2. Several short Critical Response papers (500 to 1,000 words)
3. Term papers including extensive library research with complete correct
  MLA documentation and/or short library research assignments.
4. Optional personal response in reaction readings, videos, lectures,
  plays, and performances.
5. Groups or individual presentations about particular works, authors,
  schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles, (oral, video,
  online, etc.)
6. Readings of varying lengths, including poetry, short stories, plays,
  novels, and literary criticism.             .
7. Optional viewing of videos outside the classroom setting.
8. Essay examinations and/or objective examinations and quizzes.
9. Optional field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music, and/or dance
  performances.
10.Participation in class discussions in class and/or online.

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%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers, Journals
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%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, essay examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance, class participation, and 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 COMPACT BEDFORD INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE, 8th ed. Michael Meyer,
    Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2007.
THE NORTON INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE, 9th ed. Allison Booth, et al.,
    W. W. Norton, 2005.
THE MLA HANDBOOK, 7th ed. Joseph Gibaldi, MLA, 2007.
Any of the novels or plays in the series CASE STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY
   CRITICISM. Ross C. Murfin, series ed., Bedford/St. Martin's Press.
Any of the novels, plays, or poetry in the series NORTON CRITICAL
   EDITIONS.

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